In the light of recent adverse press comments about the commercial activities of Age UK and its associates, Age Concern Woking would like to reassure its clients, volunteers and supporters that all of Age Concern Woking services will continue to be provided free of charge to all clients.
Where a client requires third party commercial services, Age Concern Woking will assist in identifying suitable suppliers. However, we will not recommend any specific supplier. Occasionally, such services are provided by Age UK and Age UK Surrey. We would, however, stress that Age Concern Woking does not accept any commission or financial reward from any suppliers. Whilst Age Concern Woking supports the general work on behalf of older people undertaken by Age UK and acknowledges its support when we were originally founded, Age Concern Woking currently receives no financial support from Age UK or other Age UK/Age Concern charities in Surrey. Donations to these organisations do not contribute to Age Concern Woking’s work.
All Age Concern Woking costs, used exclusively for the benefit of the older residents of Woking, are donated by its supporters. These currently include Woking Borough Council, The Santander Foundation, Surrey Community Foundation, local churches, clubs, companies and private donors.