Mash Direct supports Age NI We are delighted Mash Direct are supporting our christmas campaign and raising awareness of the importance of spending more time with our older family members and making them feel part of the Christmas festivities. For many, it can be a lonely time of the year and it is important to ensure ‘no one should have no one to turn to’. Imagine if you had no-one to turn to. Unfortunately, this is the reality for a lot of older people in our community and that is why Mash Direct have decided to support us this Christmas. With the Christmas holidays just around the corner, this is usually a time to celebrate with family and friends, with a calendar full of fun and joyous festivities. However, for some in our community, this may not be the case as the holiday period can often be a time when many feel alone. No matter what your age, loneliness can affect anyone. We believe that no one should have no one to turn to to, but unfortunately for 1 in 3 older people*, loneliness is a harsh reality. Mash Direct is proud to support Age NI to raise awareness of the issues facing older people and to help make a difference to those who need it most. You can help change the lives of older people by donating, so if you can please donate today. Donate Nadine Campbell, Head of Fundraising, Age NI said: “We are so grateful to Mash Direct for choosing to support older people with their Christmas activity. We know that loneliness is a complex issue, and there’s many reasons why someone can feel lonely at any time throughout the year, but particularly during the winter time and at Christmas. “However there is something we can all do to support an older person in our lives who may be lonely. A simple hello or a phonecall can make all the difference to someone’s day. You can also help by donating to Age NI, to help us continue providing vital services for older people who have no one else to turn to.” Chief Operating Officer of Mash Direct, Jack Hamilton added “It is great to be involved with such a worthwhile cause and raise awareness of this important issue. Family is important to the team at Mash Direct and we want to help make sure that no one has no one to turn to. Look out for Age NI stickers on packs of Mash Direct products, and share a nutritional meal with an older person in your life this Christmas.. Good nutrition benefits older people, and our dishes are tasty, healthy and convenient, without the preparation or hard work.” *Millward Brown for Age NI, 2014.