Re-Engage is a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people living in the United Kingdom. Their mission is to empower older people to make new social connections, and break out of the cycle of social isolation.
The charity was set up by Trevor Lyttleton, MBE, in the early 1960s after he met an older woman in Marylebone who lived alone and was suffering the effects of social isolation. Saddened by the realisation that she was just one of many older people living like this in the borough, Trevor decided to make a change and hosted his first tea party in March 1965. Supported by a nationwide network of over 11,000 volunteers, Re-Engage organises free monthly social events for small groups of isolated older people.
Ethical Goods has been a strategic partner of Reengage for over two years. Our work focuses on introducing corporate relationships and enabling them to flourish. In that time we have established and advised on partnerships with Unilever, PG Tips, Prezzo, Pickerings Gin, PAW Watches, Carolina Bucci, Jeremy Houghton Art and others resulting in funds well into six figures.
We have advised on crowdfunding, marketing and communications, as well as being a trusted confidant for the executive team as they rebranded from Contact the Elderly to Reengage. Members of the Ethical Goods team have also volunteered for Reengage buying into the wonderful work they do to end loneliness for older people.