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Give an older person the chance to live not just exist.

By giving a gift to Open Age

Open Age creates chances for Londoners over 50 to work, learn, take part, and stay healthy in body and mind. Our vision is that everyone in London aged 50 and above will lead fulfilling lives. Gifts, however large or small, are an important source of income, enabling us to continue our work and reach even more people who need our support. Donations can be made through the My Donate site: or through Just Giving:

Donations can also be made via text; simply text OPEN10 £(sum of money) to 70070.

Your Will

Once you have made sure people you care about are looked after in your Will, please consider leaving a gift to Open Age.   The coming decades will see greater numbers of older people - more people at risk of isolation and feeling that life’s given up on them, particularly those who do not have families to turn to.  But it does not have to be like that.  By leaving a gift to Open Age in your Will you can ensure we will be here to care for and enrich the lives of future generations of older Londoners who need us.

Did you know…?

Leaving a gift in your Will is straight forward and we can provide you with more information about how to do it.   

Give an older person the chance to live not just exist.

Gifts left to charities in Wills are tax free.  Also, since April 2012 the rate of Inheritance Tax has been reduced from 40% to 36% for those leaving 10% or more of their estates to charity.

Please let us say thank you

If you plan to remember Open Age in your Will, please do let us know.  We would like the opportunity to say thank-you in advance and to understand how best to honour your life through a legacy. Knowing about legacies also helps us to plan for the future.  Every donation, large and small, is valued and we promise will be spent wisely.  All information is treated with discretion and you can tell us as much or little as you wish.

Contact us

To find out more about leaving a gift to us in your Will or to let us know you have included Open Age in your Will, please contact Helen Leech.


Direct line: 020 8962 5585


Open Age

St. Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing
Exmoor Street

W10 6DZ

Charity number: 1160125



Active Westminster Awards 2016

Open Age won 2 awards at the Active Westminster Awards  held at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The first award, ‘Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing Project’ was awarded to Open Age’s Steady and Stable programme. The second award, the most prestigious of all the awards, ‘Outstanding Contribution’ was awarded to Open Age for supporting those over 50 in Westminster into physical activity over the last 10 years.




Loneliness Initiatives

Open Age initiatives to combat loneliness features in the New York Times!  Click here for the full article. 



Campaign to End Loneliness

Open Age are delighted to be a case study in Promising Approaches to Reducing Loneliness and Isolation in Later Life developed by the Campaign to End Loneliness. (Please see page 30).