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Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

Icy challenge nets cash for Shropshire hospice

A fundraising afternoon involving a chilling challenge has helped to raise £200 in aid of Shropshire’s Severn Hospice.   Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes for mainly older people in Shropshire on a not for profit basis, organised the event at its headquarters at the Oxon Business Park, Shrewsbury, on May 10.   Five members […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care team climb mountains for charity Seafarers UK

Care team climb mountains for charity Seafarers UK

Staff from Banstead-based maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, are aiming to raise at least £4,000 in support of maritime charity Seafarers UK by competing in the charity’s 24 Peaks Challenge.   The team of caring and estates staff from the Society’s specialist maritime nursing home, Belvedere House, has been preparing for months to […]

May 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sheffield care home charity cycling challenge raises funds for Alzheimer’s Society

Sheffield care home charity cycling challenge raises funds for Alzheimer’s Society

OVER 300 pedal-powered miles have been clocked up by volunteers at a Sheffield care home to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.     That charity cycling challenge was held at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home, on Manchester Road.   Residents, staff, family members, former Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield and volunteers from […]

May 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Glaswegian Housing and Care manager takes on mountains for charity!

Glaswegian Housing and Care manager takes on mountains for charity!

A 66 year old Glaswegian granddad has topped Scotland’s highest peak to complete a trio of events that saw him scale 2,430 metres and run 10,000 metres – raising £1,425 in the process. Gurdev Singh Pall, manager at Bield’s Westland Court, raised the fantastic total by climbing Ben Nevis, Mount Snowdon and completing the Great […]

May 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Independent Age announce Jo Cleary as new Chair

Independent Age announce Jo Cleary as new Chair

Independent Age, the older people’s charity has appointed Jo Cleary to be the next Chair of its Board of Trustees. Jo will take up the role formally at the AGM on 29th June 2017, succeeding Dame Diana Brittan, who is to step down from the post after eight years.   Jo Cleary has a wealth […]

May 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer’s Society to support people with dementia

Huddersfield Town united with Alzheimer’s Society to support people with dementia

High-flying Huddersfield Town have united with Alzheimer’s Society to tackle dementia. The promotion-chasing Championship club have donated more than £1,000 to Alzheimer’s Society after adopting an initiative suggested by one of the club’s supporters on social media. After the club announced its third kit would be a tribute to the legendary Ray Wilson and his […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care leaders react to MP’s report calling for more money to follow patients to pay for community support

Care leaders react to MP’s report calling for more money to follow patients to pay for community support

Learning Disability Voices, a coalition of charities, not for profit and independent providers of learning disability care has responded to the Public Accounts Committee’s report into local support for people with a learning disability.   Tim Cooper, Co-Chair of Learning Disability Voices and Chief Executive of United Response said:   “The report is a welcome […]

May 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire is supporting the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign

Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire is supporting the Stroke Association’s Make May Purple campaign

This May Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire is supporting the Stroke Association’s annual stroke awareness month, Make May Purple.   The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity who strongly believe strokes can and should be prevented, however this health challenge does not receive the attention or funding it requires. The organisation works directly with […]

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

Dare devil care home staff ziplines for MND Scotland

A daring staff member from a Glasgow care home and her sister have ziplined across the River Clyde in a brave bid to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease. Geared up in harnesses and helmets, Heather Graham, from Bupa’s Wyndford Locks Care Home, and sister Nicola, were raised 150ft in the air, to the top […]

April 26, 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 […]

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hampshire retirees record charity single to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Hampshire retirees record charity single to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research

Retired residents at Grove Place, near Romsey, are raising money for Alzheimer’s research by releasing their own charity single.   Recorded at a local studio in nearby Eastleigh, the song was written by lifelong Hampshire resident Mike Lemon, and performed by the Strummers and Pluckers – Grove Place’s very own ukulele group.   Led by […]

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Clarriots Care ‘Glitz & Glam ball’ raises £2,500 for Parkinson’s UK

The Clarriots Care ‘Glitz & Glam ball’ raises £2,500 for Parkinson’s UK

Clarriots Care pulled out all the stops this weekend as they hosted a spectacular ‘Glitz & Glam’ ball to raise funds and awareness for a national charity and its local support groups.   Clarriots Care’s Lancashire South office hosted the ball in order to fundraise for Parkinson’s UK and its local support group in Chorley […]

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Swan House ‘bakes-off’ for Help for Heroes

Swan House ‘bakes-off’ for Help for Heroes

Staff at a Willenhall care home have put their culinary skills to the test in support of Help for Heroes. Swan House care home, which is based on Pooles Lane in the town, engaged with the local community and former soldier, Jamie Pitt, to create a Bake-off-style event for the Armed Forces charity. Staff and […]

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes cycle over 700 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

Care homes cycle over 700 miles for Alzheimer’s Society

VOLUNTEERS from across Teesside have covered hundreds of miles on static bikes to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Five care homes in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool hosted the charity cycling marathon over the space of a week.   Staff, residents, family, friends and volunteers from across the region took turns in the saddle […]

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
CEO of Excelcare completes Mount Everest trek and raises a staggering £10,270

CEO of Excelcare completes Mount Everest trek and raises a staggering £10,270

In February this year, Ozzie Ertosun, CEO of Excelcare suddenly realised he was turning 50 in April and with this in mind; he decided to embrace this milestone and set himself a challenge that he would always remember but one that also gave something to others too !! Ozzie said, ‘After discussions with close friends […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

Care homes’ charity bag pack raises funds for dementia fight

A CHARITY bag pack at a Teesside supermarket has raised over £700 for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from four care homes in Stockton and Hartlepool took to the tills at Tesco to help shoppers with their packing.   The nurses, carers, activity coordinators and managers collected donations to help with the fight against dementia […]

March 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care charity’s communications team named UK’s best

Social care charity’s communications team named UK’s best

Community Integrated Care’s Internal Communications Team has been recognised as Britain’s best after scooping six top accolades at the Chartered Institute of PR (CIPR) #InsideStory Awards, which took place in London last week.    The Cheshire-based charity’s Internal Communications Team of two, Danielle Chan & Siobhan Biggane, were recognised in five out of the six […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Newly qualified nurse wants to inspire others to volunteer to support children with disabilities

Newly qualified nurse wants to inspire others to volunteer to support children with disabilities

Jodie Rogers, a newly qualified nurse from Carmarthen, Wales, who has been praised for her work volunteering on holidays for children with complex disabilities, is now calling on others in her position to volunteer on breaks across England and Wales.   For over 40 years, national disability charity, Sense, has provided a range of holidays […]

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Salisbury care home residents raise £2,000 for children’s hospice

Salisbury care home residents raise £2,000 for children’s hospice

A charity that helps children with life-threatening illnesses and their families has thanked a Salisbury care home for raising nearly £2,000 in precious funds.   Residents and staff at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge nursing and residential home held a year-long campaign of events in aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace.   Among the highlights were […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Social care charity and St Helens Rugby League Club deliver sports sessions to adults with learning disabilities

Social care charity and St Helens Rugby League Club deliver sports sessions to adults with learning disabilities

Social care charity, Community Integrated Care and St. Helen’s Rugby League Club – The Saints – have formed an exciting new partnership, offering adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to take part in health and wellbeing activities, as well as special match day experiences.   Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest and most […]

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