YORK-based Pavers Foundation has given Age UK’s Emergency Coronavirus Appeal a £15,000 boost.

The foundation’s donation to the appeal will help Age UK staff and volunteers to continue to provide practical and emotional support to older people throughout the UK in the coming weeks and months.

The foundation, based at Pavers’ head office at Northminster Business Park, in Upper Poppleton, has donated the money on behalf of Graham Paver, son of Pavers founder Catherine Paver.

Laurie Boult, fundraising director at Age UK, said: “Thank you so much to Pavers Foundation for their thoughtful support during this exceptionally challenging time.

“This is a period of great anxiety for everyone, but especially for older people and their loved ones.

“Age UK is determined to be there for older people who need our help and especially for those who have no one else to turn to in this time of crisis.

“Thank you for making sure we can respond to the growing needs and unprecedented demand we’re seeing.”

Founded by Catherine Paver in 1971, Pavers established the Pavers Foundation in 2018 to enable charitable giving by the business and its 1,700 staff.

Anyone able to support Age UK at this incredibly difficult time can do so by visiting: www.ageuk.org/coronaappeal.