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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 […]

14th June 2017 | By | Reply More
National military charity calls on carers organisations to refer carers to its support this Carers Week

National military charity calls on carers organisations to refer carers to its support this Carers Week

National military charity calls on carers organisations to refer carers to its support this Carers Week, 12- 18 June 2017   National charity Blind Veterans UK has launched a new campaign to mark Carers Week by asking carers organisations to refer the carers of vision-impaired veteran to the charity. The campaign aims to raise awareness […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Greensleeves Care supports the Care Workers Charity

Greensleeves Care supports the Care Workers Charity

Greensleeves Care, the award-winning care charity, is the latest organisation to join the Care Workers Charity Supporter’s Club, which provides vital support to care workers who experience hardship. The Care Workers Charity supports the welfare needs of current, former and retired care sector workers. Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care, said: “On behalf of […]

1st June 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

24th May 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 […]

18th May 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 […]

11th May 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 […]

8th May 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 […]

3rd May 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 […]

2nd May 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 […]

2nd May 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 […]

28th April 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 […]

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