Age UK Selby District Set to Close

We’re sorry to let you know that earlier this year, Age UK Selby District’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to cease operating and close the charity down.

We’re sorry to let you know that earlier this year, Age UK Selby District’s Board of Trustees made the difficult decision to cease operating and close the charity down. Age UK Selby District has faced a number of financial challenges in recent years which have been compounded by significant financial losses due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Age UK and neighbouring local partners are working closely with them to ensure older people know where to turn to for on-going help in the future.

We’re immensely grateful for everything that the staff and volunteers at Age UK Selby District have done to help older people across the area and are deeply sad that the charity has made the decision to close.

Jackie Mook, Chief Officer at Age UK Selby District, said:

“We are very sorry to have to give this news and are conscious it will be upsetting for many local people who have benefited from, delivered or otherwise supported our services.

We will be working as hard as we can over the next few weeks and months to ensure older people know where to turn to for on-going help in the future.

In the meantime, we would like to thank all our hardworking staff, volunteers and supporters for their loyalty, dedication and commitment to Age UK Selby District and to older people in our area.”

As part of the closure process, Age UK Selby District is looking to divest itself of a four and half year-old 14 – seater minibus on a part payment and donate the remainder value basis. This is being offered to the local partner network in the first instance. Vehicle details are as follows:

  • Registration: DK66 CGG
  • Mercedes – Benz Sprinter 514CDI 14-seater minibus in silver
  • Year of make 2017 – first registered 01.02.2017
  • Disabled passenger vehicle with fully working tail lift with up-to-date service record
  • Manual sidestep
  • Fuel type: diesel
  • Mileage: 36,788 at last MOT January 2021
  • Vehicle purchase price £59,892.00 plus VAT. Supplied by Minibus Options.

To help the organisation cover its closure costs and to be in a positive position post closure to leave a local legacy for future service provision across the district, the charity is looking for a part payment contribution of around £20,000.

For further information please contact Age UK Selby District CEO Jackie Mook by email jackie@ageukselby.co.uk.

Author: ageukcomms

Age UK

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