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Players of People’s Postcode Lottery making a massive difference to the lives of people living with dementia

Players of People’s Postcode Lottery making a massive difference to the lives of people living with dementia

Chelmsford charity Dementia Adventure is delighted to have attended the 2018 People’s Postcode Lottery annual Charity Gala where it was announced that £93.4 million was awarded to charities and good causes in 2017 – thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Dementia Adventure received an incredible £250,000 in 2017 which allowed the charity to increase […]

5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Care home operator pledges £100,000 to healthcare charities

Care home operator pledges £100,000 to healthcare charities

Award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity this year in an effort to defeat dementia and ensure no care worker will ever face financial hardship alone.   Employees and residents from Hallmark’s 17 homes and Central Support Office are embarking on fundraising activities for […]

5th February 2018 | By | Reply More
Shropshire care home operator gives boost to cancer charity

Shropshire care home operator gives boost to cancer charity

A charity that works to improve life and treatment for people living with cancer has received a welcome boost from Shropshire’s leading independent care home provider.   Coverage Care, which runs 14 homes in the county on a not-for-profit basis, donated £500 to the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund in lieu of sending Christmas cards during […]

26th January 2018 | By | Reply More
Making Space appoints a new director of development

Making Space appoints a new director of development

Making Space has appointed a new director of development, following the promotion of previous incumbent Rachel Peacock to chief executive. Gemma Shepherd has joined from Barnardo’s, where she was assistant director of development, leading on their growth strategy for children and young people’s mental health cervices. Prior to that, she spent a decade in development […]

25th January 2018 | By | Reply More
End of life care award goes to MHA at 3rd Sector Awards

End of life care award goes to MHA at 3rd Sector Awards

MHA’s Chaplaincy team has been awarded the 3rd Sector Care award for its work on end of life care.    The charity’s approach to end of life care is encapsulated in its specially-designed programme called The Final Lap which aims to make sure all its care homes are places where death and dying are faced […]

12th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Lakeview Rest Homes raise funds for Army Benevolent Fund

Lakeview Rest Homes raise funds for Army Benevolent Fund

Lakeview Rest Homes, which has recently been awarded the Global Nomination of The Best Care Provider in the World 2017, have made a generous donation to a to local charity.   Residents, director Nick Wood and his colleague Ava Makepeace, were delighted to present a cheque for £2000 to Philip Naylor, the Regional Director for the […]

6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Eastbourne care home residents busy knitting hats and scarves for Help the Homeless

Eastbourne care home residents busy knitting hats and scarves for Help the Homeless

Residents from Sunrise of Eastbourne have been busy knitting hats and scarves and setting up a donation fund in aid of the “Help the Homeless” campaign, led by two local primary school children. Aiming to source and wrap Christmas gifts for homeless people throughout Eastbourne, the campaign is the brainchild of Kyle, aged 9, and […]

6th December 2017 | By | Reply More
Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Amazing support for care homes in cycle relay challenge for Children in Need

Teams from care homes across the country are coming to the end of a cycle relay challenge from the Scottish Highlands to the South Coast of England and ending in Jersey, to raise money for BBC Children in Need.   Colleagues from every one of the 71 homes run by care group brighterkind have taken […]

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

Charity calls on government to help social care sector in Autumn Budget

A social care provider is calling on the Government to provide much-needed funding and relief to the sector in the upcoming Autumn Budget.   The appeal comes from health & social care charity Vibrance, which says that services are struggling under the pressure of increased demand and financial strain, making it more difficult for organisations […]

14th November 2017 | By | Reply More
York specialist care provider turns Pink for cancer charity

York specialist care provider turns Pink for cancer charity

The staff team at Danshell Group’s central support office in York have raised more than £200 for ‘Breast Cancer Now’. The team rose to the challenge by organising a brilliant range of fundraising events. Everyone got in the spirit of the day by wearing pink, even the Chief Executive’s dogs, who were visiting for the […]

8th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Avery Healthcare raises over £6500 for cancer charity

Avery Healthcare raises over £6500 for cancer charity

National care provider Avery Healthcare again put its full support behind the Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised over £6,500 from its group of care homes and independent living locations. The company’s professional chefs were joined by residents to bake a sumptuous range of cakes and biscuits, and the homes welcomed the families and friends of […]

6th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Hill Care’s Macmillan Coffee Mornings across the north raise hundreds

Hill Care’s Macmillan Coffee Mornings across the north raise hundreds

HUNDREDS of pounds have been raised for the fight against cancer after Hill Care homes across the north of England hosted charity coffee mornings. The events were part of a UK wide campaign organised by cancer support charity Macmillan – named the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.   Nine homes across the North East raised £331 […]

6th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Charity campaign vows to get the nation to ‘Care to Limbo’

Charity campaign vows to get the nation to ‘Care to Limbo’

HCP Social Enterprise, an innovative social enterprise company, is vowing to get the nation doing the limbo through its new and inspiring social media campaign, ‘Care to Limbo’. Launched this month, with the help of a raft of celebrities and ambassadors, the Care to Limbo campaign is designed to help raise awareness and funds for […]

5th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Care Workers Charity cyclists make quick pit stop to visit Leamington Spa residents

Care Workers Charity cyclists make quick pit stop to visit Leamington Spa residents

On Thursday 28th September, Arden House care home in Leamington Spa welcomed a large group of cyclists who were taking part in the 75 mile Cycle Challenge for The Care Workers Charity.  This cycle challenge event, which started in Rugby and finished in Oxford, aimed at raising funds for carers who have fallen on hard […]

4th October 2017 | By | Reply More
Emotional Davina McCall unites with 2,500 people at “heart-warming” Memory Walk

Emotional Davina McCall unites with 2,500 people at “heart-warming” Memory Walk

TV star Davina McCall had to fight back the tears on Saturday as she joined 2,500 people to unite against dementia at the Alzheimer’s Society Brighton Memory Walk. Davina cut the ribbon to get the “heart-warming” charity walk under way at Hove Lawns on what proved to be an emotional occasion for the TV presenter […]

2nd October 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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