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Forestry Commission England partners with mental health charity Mind

Forestry Commission England partners with mental health charity Mind

Forestry Commission England is encouraging everyone to have a feel-good autumn through a new partnership with mental health charity Mind.  ‘Feel Good autumn’ is a new initiative inspiring people to spend time in the forest to boost their wellbeing,  after 94% of respondents to a Mind survey said green exercise had benefited their mental health. […]

15th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Nuneaton care home manager raises over £1200 on Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks

Nuneaton care home manager raises over £1200 on Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walks

The manager of a Nuneaton care home is celebrating raising more than £1,240 for charity through a series of sponsored walks. Theresa Ingram-Gettins, who managers Harmony House in Chilvers Coton, took to the local beauty spots for three days, covering 5.5k each day to raise the money as part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk. […]

13th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Adult health and social care charity celebrates 35 years with new CEO and branding

Adult health and social care charity celebrates 35 years with new CEO and branding

Adult health and social care charity Making Space is celebrating 35 years with a new logo and CEO. Rachel Peacock has been announced as the charity’s new chief executive officer after spending three years as director of development. And with the appointment of a new CEO comes a fresh logo and brand for Making Space, […]

12th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home manager braves the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

Care home manager braves the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

Caroline Price, Home Manager at HC-One’s Meadowlands Care Home in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, has shaved her head to raise awareness and over £1200 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan is one of Britain’s largest charities, providing advice and support for those affected by cancer. Their Brave the Shave campaign encourages people to stand proudly beside […]

11th September 2017 | By | Reply More
Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

Care workers abseil for Alzheimer’s off Liverpool Cathedral raises over £900

PETRIFIED care home workers abseiled from Liverpool cathedral to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Emma Willoughby, Lynn Walter and her niece Lucy Mellor strapped into harnesses and lowered themselves off the landmark for the charity.   Emma is acting home manager for Alderwood Care Home, in Salford, and Lynn is senior regional manager for […]

18th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Celebrities urge the public to unite against dementia by taking part in Memory Walk

Celebrities urge the public to unite against dementia by taking part in Memory Walk

Davina McCall, Sir Geoff Hurst, Jo Joyner, Linda Robson, Vicky McClure and Kevin Whately are uniting with Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in Memory Walk, the charity’s flagship fundraising event this autumn. They are among a host of celebrities joining many of the 34 Memory Walks taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in September and […]

9th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

Braving the shave for Salisbury care home’s ‘good sports’

Four Salisbury care home colleagues went a cut above to raise more than £1,300 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Losing their locks in a sponsored head shave at Colten Care’s Braemar Lodge in Stratford Road were laundry assistants Libby Durham and Carol Petty and domestic staff Martin Cannings and Debbie Pepper. Each surpassed their personal fundraising […]

8th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Workers Charity adds weight to campaign to highlight social care crisis

Care Workers Charity adds weight to campaign to highlight social care crisis

A leading charity providing support for care workers has added its weight to the campaign to highlight the growing crisis in the sector led by Springhill Care Group. The Caring Heroes initiative led by the group based in Accrington, Lancashire, has gathered support from MPs and leading organisations Care England and Skills for Care. Now […]

7th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Banstead-based maritime charity sails towards fundraising target

Banstead-based maritime charity sails towards fundraising target

Banstead-based maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, has raised nearly £4,000 in support of the charity Seafarers UK by completing the annual 24 Peaks Challenge. The team of caring and estates staff from the Society’s specialist maritime nursing home, Belvedere House, put in months of preparation and training to compete in one of the […]

4th August 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

Care home boss completes London to Paris cycle for Alzheimer’s Society

CARE home boss Wendy Waddicor has completed a London to Paris cycle ride in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society – raising more than £7,500. The grueling 340-mile challenge saw Wendy set off in a peloton of more than 130 riders, who collectively raised more than £270,000 in sponsorship for the charity.   Wendy has spent […]

27th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Care village resident hits the high notes in school brass band performance

Care village resident hits the high notes in school brass band performance

Staff at Belong Atherton care village have made a dream come true for lifelong music fan, 85 year-old Edith Ibbotson, by arranging for her to perform with Fred Longworth High School’s brass band, in their charity benefit concert. Edith, who is an avid singer, recently revealed to Belong Atherton staff members that it was her […]

24th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity bag pack raises hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society

Charity bag pack raises hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHARITY bag pack at a Chesterfield supermarket has raised hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society.   Staff from several care homes across Derbyshire spent the day on the checkouts at the town’s Marks and Spencer helping customers with their packing.   Generous shoppers donated a total of £504.74 – with all proceeds going […]

7th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Eastbourne care home residents are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

Eastbourne care home residents are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

Residents, family and friends at Sunrise of Eastbourne are gearing up to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in their upcoming Reminiscence Ramblers Memory Walk. Within the Sunrise of Eastbourne community, a group of residents living with dementia in the Reminiscence Neighbourhood (dedicated neighbourhood for residents living with dementia) lead joyful and […]

29th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Charities Aid Foundation CEO awarded knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Charities Aid Foundation CEO awarded knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

  John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, has been awarded a knighthood for charitable services in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017.     Responding to the award, John said: “I’m delighted and surprised to be honoured in this way, and of course most grateful. I’ve had great the pleasure of working with many highly […]

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Gloucestershire homecare staff raise more than £150 on Cupcake Day!

Gloucestershire homecare staff raise more than £150 on Cupcake Day!

It was real teamwork when Gloucestershire homecare company DoCare opened its doors and invited people in for tea and cake as part of national Cupcake Day. The Stroud-based firm enlisted the help of staff, friends and even some of the clients to help bake a huge batch of cupcakes and other goodies, which they served […]

22nd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Neuro Rehab Centre Wins Carer Friendly Employer of the Year Award

Neuro Rehab Centre Wins Carer Friendly Employer of the Year Award

The Marbrook Neurological Rehabilitation Centre which opened in May 2016 has been recognised for its monthly Carers Café. The last Tuesday of every month the doors to ‘Café Neuro’ are opened, where carers are greeted by the smell of fresh coffee and pastries. The cafe is the result of a collaborative group of local charities […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Eastleigh home care provider gets busy with a bucket and sponge for dementia charity

Eastleigh home care provider gets busy with a bucket and sponge for dementia charity

Calum Gray, Managing Director of Eastleigh based home care company, Caremark (Winchester & Eastleigh) swapped his business planning for a bucket and sponge when he organised a charity car wash, raising money for the Southampton branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. Car drivers were encouraged to park up for a personalized clean-up, courtesy of Calum and […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Chesterfield care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes for Alzheimer’s Society

Chesterfield care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes for Alzheimer’s Society

A CHESTERFIELD care home group has raised over £200 selling cupcakes to neighbouring businesses – with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.   The sale was part of a year-long fundraising campaign by the Hill Care Group, whose head office is on St Mary’s Gate.   The group’s homes across the north of England […]

20th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Sunderland care home hosts 1940’s themed street party to raise money for Help for Heroes

Sunderland care home hosts 1940’s themed street party to raise money for Help for Heroes

The staff and residents of a High Barnes nursing home took a step back in time as they held a 1940s-style street party in aid of charity group Help for Heroes. The nostalgic event, which took place at Barnes Court Care Home, was held to remember the soldiers of the past, whilst raising money to […]

15th June 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 […]

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