BROMSGROVE home care business Care Force Ltd has chosen Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest (BRWF) as its official charity for 2020.

The decision to support the local Age UK branch follows Care Force’s sponsorship of the Bromsgrove Men In Sheds ‘Shed Share’ scheme back in November 2019.

The group, established by Age UK BRWF four years ago, helps tackle loneliness and isolation in older people.

Some of the money raised by Care Force will benefit Men in Sheds, with funds also allocated to other charitable services offered by Age UK BRWF; such as its information and advice service, and befriending and care call service.

Age UK BRWF is a self-funding charity which relies heavily on donations, as well as income from its shops.

John Hollingsworth, Care Force operations director said: “When I met some of the ‘Shedders’ last year I recognised the many benefits of this group for its members.

"Age UK works hard locally to help older people in so many ways and we are delighted to offer our support for such a worthwhile charity.”

Jo Hughes, Age UK BRWF marketing executive, said: “We are really grateful to Care Force Ltd for nominating Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest to be its charity of the year.

"We rely upon the support of the community in order to be able to provide valuable support, services and activities for people aged 50+ living across North Worcestershire.

"The funds raised by the Care Force Team over the next 12 months will help to make a real difference for local older people.”