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Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness backs dementia fight in memory of her mum

Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness backs dementia fight in memory of her mum

Only Fools and Horses star Sue Holderness joined more than 1,800 people to unite against dementia at Reading’s first Memory Walk yesterday (Sunday 1 October). The actress, who played Marlene Boyce in Only Fools and Horses, cut the ribbon to start Alzheimer’s Society’s Reading Memory Walk which started in Kings Meadow at 11am.   Sue […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Residents of Lytham St Annes care homes prove the saying ‘Charity begins at home.’

Residents of Lytham St Annes care homes prove the saying ‘Charity begins at home.’

Residents of Lakeview Rest Homes prove the saying ‘Charity begins at home.’   This popular idiom refers to helping those who are close to you, Residents, family and staff at Lakeview Rest Homes certainly embraced this concept when voting for the charities that they wish to support throughout the year.   Peter Wood is the […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Triumphant London Marathon runners raise thousands for charity

Triumphant London Marathon runners raise thousands for charity

Jewish Care’s team of four triumphant runners were proud to complete the 26.2 miles in the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise £20,000 to support the charity’s vital work. The runners were spurred on by the incredible atmosphere which saw over 40,000 participants take to the streets cheered on by 1000’s more supporters, including the […]

27th April 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity’s thanks for support during Dame Vera’s 100th birthday week

Charity’s thanks for support during Dame Vera’s 100th birthday week

There were celebrations across the country to mark the 100th birthday of Dame Vera Lynn, with a dazzling London stage show, bluebirds over the cliffs of Dover, a Spitfire flypast and traditional tea parties among the festivities. On the back of such successful birthday celebrations, the charity founded by the Forces’ Sweetheart has managed to […]

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Legendary Edinburgh war veteran single-handedly raises over £157,000 for Sick Kids Friends Foundation

Legendary Edinburgh war veteran single-handedly raises over £157,000 for Sick Kids Friends Foundation

A legendary Edinburgh war veteran, who has single-handedly raised over £157,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, saw the thankful charity race to his aid after it learned he had a plight of his own.   Tom Gilzean, 96, is well known for braving all weathers in his trademark tartan trousers to fundraise seven days […]

17th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Gravesend Extra Care scheme hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning

Gravesend Extra Care scheme hosts Macmillan Coffee Morning

Staff at Watling Court hosted a coffee morning at the Extra Care Housing Scheme on Wednesday 28th September, raising £310 for Macmillan.   Tenants, their relatives, staff and friends of the Ifield Way housing scheme gathered in the lounge and dining room on Wednesday, to have a natter, tuck into some tasty treats, whilst raising […]

14th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Canterbury care home makes time for a cuppa and cake to support a nationwide cancer charity

Canterbury care home makes time for a cuppa and cake to support a nationwide cancer charity

A Sanctuary Care home in Canterbury has made time for a cuppa and cake to support a nationwide charity fundraiser.   Meadow Residential Care Home in Blackthorn Road, Hersden put the kettle on  to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.     From chocolate cupcakes to lemon drizzle, there were an […]

10th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Brexit report highlights ‘concerns and opportunities’ for disabled people

Brexit report highlights ‘concerns and opportunities’ for disabled people

A new report setting out both the “concerns and opportunities” for disabled people in the aftermath of Brexit has been released by leading disability charity Papworth Trust. The 64-page document, entitled ‘Brexit – What next for disabled people?’, aims to raise awareness of the various issues coming out of the UK’s decision to leave the […]

6th October 2016 | By | Reply More
No ruffled feathers at Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

No ruffled feathers at Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Feathered friends help care home stage Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning   A Winchester care home welcomed a pair of high flyers for the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.   Flo, a Bengalese eagle owl, and barn owl Charlie swooped in for the annual charity fundraiser at Colten Care’s Abbotts Barton nursing and residential care […]

5th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Improvements in care for brain injured in Somerset

Improvements in care for brain injured in Somerset

This month has seen two important anniversaries in the development of care for those people in Somerset who have suffered an acquired brain injury. Earlier in June the Somerset Neurological Rehabilitation Centre celebrated its first birthday with an open day and garden party. The ten bed unit at Dene Barton Community Hospital in Cotford St […]

13th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Freemasons give £65,000 to fund spinal cord injury research

Freemasons give £65,000 to fund spinal cord injury research

The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded £65,000 to the INSPIRE Foundation to fund a research project which aims to improve the quality of life and independence of people with spinal cord injuries.  The research project will be led by young research scientist Sean Doherty who broke his neck in a mountain bike accident in 2008 […]

7th July 2016 | By | Reply More
Dementia charity responds to transforming the culture of fundraising

Dementia charity responds to transforming the culture of fundraising

Alzheimer’s Society responds to the Commission on the Donor Experience announcement on transforming the culture of fundraising In a summary published today (Thursday 30 June) by the Commission on the Donor Experience, 22 projects show how experts working with the Commission will transform the culture of fundraising in the UK. For more information go to […]

30th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Blooming Great Tea Party at The Beeches

Blooming Great Tea Party at The Beeches

STOCKTON care home The Beeches held a Blooming Great Tea Party for local residents to raise funds for charity Marie Curie. The charity provides care and support for people living with terminal illnesses across the UK. Residents, families, friends and visitors were invited to make cakes, cornflake buns or other confectionaries or come along to […]

28th June 2016 | By | Reply More
New help for brain injury survivors

New help for brain injury survivors

People suffering from strokes and other acquired brain injuries in Tyne and Wear are set to benefit from a special scheme offering much-needed advice and services to aid rehabilitation and care. North East charity Momentum, part of the Rehab Group, has teamed up with the Stroke Association and BRAINBOX to provide an advice-led partnership scheme […]

31st May 2016 | By | Reply More
Newton Aycliffe Care home and stroke support group team up for charity coffee morning

Newton Aycliffe Care home and stroke support group team up for charity coffee morning

A Newton Aycliffe care home and Stroke Association support group joined forces to hold a charity fundraising coffee morning. The event, held at Rose Lodge care home, was a great success as members of the local Stroke Association group and residents, staff, families and friends and visiting guests treated themselves to cuppas and delicious cakes […]

17th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Mental health should be promoted from an early age, says Bristol charity

Mental health should be promoted from an early age, says Bristol charity

A Bristol charity that works with people with mental health needs has called on schools extends mental health education to help young people understand its importance to wellbeing.   Milestones Trust, which has 15 mental health care homes in Bristol, believes that embedding the importance of good mental health to children at a young age […]

13th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Widnes Vikings and social care charity announce pioneering community partnership

Widnes Vikings and social care charity announce pioneering community partnership

Super League team, Widnes Vikings, and national social care charity Community Integrated Care, are proud to announce one of Britain’s most ambitious partnerships between a professional sports team and a care provider. The two Halton-based organisations will work together to deliver a pioneering long-term programme that promotes the health, wellbeing and happiness of people supported […]

12th May 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care on high alert as junior doctors goes ahead

Social care on high alert as junior doctors goes ahead

The junior doctors’ strike planned for tomorrow 26th and 27th April has placed social care on high alert with providers and care workers standing by to care and support the most vulnerable, often frail elderly and disabled in society, to manage during the industrial action.   Chairman of the Care Workers Charity, Dr Asif Raja, […]

25th April 2016 | By | Reply More
Half of adults never speak to their loved ones about their family medical history

Half of adults never speak to their loved ones about their family medical history

Millions of UK adults are shying away from potentially life saving conversations with their loved ones about health conditions that run in the family, according to new statistics released ahead of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Wear It Beat It campaign to get the nation wearing red to fight heart disease on Friday 5th February. […]

15th January 2016 | By | Reply More
Memories are made of trees……..

Memories are made of trees……..

Families who have lost a loved one through dementia can help create a lasting tribute to their memory. Leading dementia charity, Dementia Care, has launched a fundraising campaign to create a Memory Tree in the foyer of its specialist dementia care centre. The tree will not only serve as a focal point for the centre […]

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