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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 […]

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 […]

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