Support lonely elderly people (and bag a great prize at the same time)

(adapted from an email from mealmakers.org.uk)

We are aiming to raise £7,500 so we can continue to develop our services in Scotland for lonely or isolated older people through food and friendship. Due to an extremely challenging financial climate we’re having to identify new funding sources to support us to continue to grow the work that we do.

To achieve this target, we need to spread the message of our campaign far and wide. It is essential for us to get as many shares and re-tweets as possible on all the posts and announcements and promote the amazing reward prizes that have been donated to us to be purchased during the campaign.

During the next 30 days that the campaign will run, with all the above in mind If you can contribute towards the crowdfunding campaign in any of the below ways, we would be extremely grateful:

  • Share the campaign on Facebook (or Twitter or Instagram)
  • Contribute an in-kind donation. Gift experiences, branded products, restaurant vouchers, concert tickets, sport memorabilia etc.
  • Get your workplace involved. Organise a bake sale, donate a hamper for us to use as an award, hold a sponsored event etc.
  • Promote our Christmas Card campaign. Donate £10 and we’ll send a Christmas card with a message from you to an older person who would appreciate it.

AND

Don’t forget we have some fabulous award prizes which would make amazing Christmas present for someone – so make sure you check them out on our crowdfunding page: https://chuffed.org/project/mealmakers-food-friendship

To deliver our services we rely on the amazing generosity of the general public and businesses to help our charity support older people in need across Scotland’s communities. The kindness of people like yourselves helps make the daily lives of our older members safer and happier.

Thank you for your valued support.

The Meal Makers Team
0141 551 8118
hello@mealmakers.org.uk

Know an older person who would appreciate a weekly home cooked meal?

(adapted from an email from Meal Makers)

Know an older person who would appreciate a weekly home cooked meal and some company?

If you know an elderly person (55+ years) who could benefit from a home cooked meal and some company once a week then please complete this short referral form. If you would prefer to refer on the phone please call us on 0800 783 7770.

Press here to refer someone now.

We’re particularly looking for Diners in the following areas:

EH1/3 Postcode University of Edinburgh
EH6 Postcode Leith
EH7/8 Postcode Calton Hill
EH9 Postcode Meadows
EH11 Postcode Merchiston

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the meal share work?
    • Our Cooks would arrange a date and time with the Diner to arrange their weekly meal share. Then they would plate up an extra portion of the meal they’re making that night and deliver it to the Diner to share.
  • What happens if I refer someone and you don’t have a Cook in the area?
    • We would contact you and notify you of this and add the Diner to a Waiting List . Once a suitable Cook becomes available we’ll contact them and arrange their first meal share.
  • Is there a fee for the service?
    • We charge a £5 per year membership fee which allows an unlimited amount of meal shares.
  • Can I refer someone over the phone?
    • Yes. Please call 0800 783 7770 (9am – 4:30pm, Mon – Fri)

Thank you for your support
The Meal Makers Team
0800 783 7770
www.mealmakers.org.uk

Know an older person who would appreciate a weekly home cooked meal?

(adapted from an email from Meal Makers)

Know an older person who would appreciate a weekly home cooked meal?

If you know an elderly person (55+ years) who could benefit from a home cooked meal and some company once a week then please complete this short referral form.

Press here to refer someone now.

We’re particularly looking for Diners in the following areas:

Leith EH6 4–, EH6 5–, EH6 6–
EH6 7–, EH6 8–
Inner city Leith to Edinburgh EH7 4–, EH7 5–
Edinburgh’s old town EH1 2–, EH1 3–
Haymarket
Edinburgh Napier
University of Edinburgh
EH3 5–, EH3 7–, EH3 8–, EH3 9–,
EH4 1–,
EH8 9–,
EH9 1–,
EH10 4–, EH10 5–,
EH11 1–, EH11 2—

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the meal share work?
    • Our Cooks would arrange a date and time with the Diner to arrange their weekly meal share. Then they would plate up an extra portion of the meal they’re making that night and deliver it to the Diner to share.
  • What happens if I refer someone and you don’t have a Cook in the area?
    • We would contact you and notify you of this and add the Diner to a Waiting List . Once a suitable Cook becomes available we’ll contact them and arrange their first meal share.
  • Is there a fee for the service?
    • We charge a £5 per year membership fee which allows an unlimited amount of meal shares.
  • Can I refer someone over the phone?
    • Yes. Please call 0800 783 7770 (9am – 4:30pm, Mon – Fri)

Thank you for your support
The Meal Makers Team
0800 783 7770
www.mealmakers.org.uk