Mustard Seed’s Adopt a Granny Programme
In this photo an elderly couple Mr & Mrs H opened the box packed by their sponsor in May 2009. Mrs H wept with joy on discovering the contents.
We noticed she had deformed wrists and asked about this. We learnt she had fallen several times and broken both her wrists, because she could not see where she was going. Further questions revealed she was extremely short-sighted and had broken her glasses but could not afford to replace them.
Mr H was also nearly blind as he needed cataract surgery on both eyes, he was unable to see more than 3 metres ahead, but again could not afford to pay for the medical procedure and so faced imminent blindness.
PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING OUR ADOPT A GRANNY FOR THE WINTER SCHEME. The need is greatest in the winter, so your help is most needed from September – March. If you can sponsor the pensioner all year so much the better but the need is greatest in the winter.
Some frequently asked questions:
Each month (or quarter or year if you prefer) you pay an agreed amount of money
into Mustard Seed’s Sponsorship Account.
Money from this account is regularly sent to
Will I know the pensioner’s name? Yes, within a month of our receiving your money you should have received a profile on “your” pensioner usually with a photo.
Will I have updates on progress? Yes, you will receive reports at least twice a year.
How much money should I give? For a PENSIONER we ask £16 per month.
Can I send my
pensioner a parcel? So long as we have a lorry going out to
Can I be sure the money will be well used? Yes you can. Our social workers administer the money and monitor things closely. Together with the pensioner they decide on the priority needs. Usually pensioners select food, but sometimes they prioritise fuel or medication.