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Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

Volunteers create sensory garden at West Lothian retirement development

Green-fingered tenants at a West Lothian retirement development have been given the welcome addition of a new herb garden. Bield’s Ochilview Court in Armadale hopes to offer tenants with increased opportunities to socialise in a communal area of the development and to join in on the outdoor activities that the garden offers. The Conservation Volunteers […]

1st August 2017 | By | Reply More
Jewish Care celebrate volunteers who make time

Jewish Care celebrate volunteers who make time

Jewish Care presented awards to volunteers spanning eight decades, from 14-year-old school children and film students at Middlesex University to parents who volunteer with their babies and older people who use services at Jewish Care’s whilst also volunteering. The organisations recognised some of the unsung heroes who make a difference at The Betty and Aubrey […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Slough based care provider treats unpaid carers to a ‘Big Lunch’ during Carers Week

Slough based care provider treats unpaid carers to a ‘Big Lunch’ during Carers Week

Slough based care provider, seakr, treated hardworking unpaid carers in the community to its free ‘Big Lunch’ event on 15th June.   The event, which formed part of Carers Week, provided an opportunity for seakr to celebrate a year of hard work by unpaid carers who support their loved ones.  Joining the seakr team, unpaid carers enjoyed […]

23rd June 2017 | By | Reply More
Bield celebrates volunteers

Bield celebrates volunteers

The manager of a retirement housing development in St Andrews is praising the important work of university students in a bid to encourage others to see the value of volunteering. Lesley McIntosh, Manager at Bield’s Argyle Court, said their success in recruiting volunteers from St Andrews University to help with daily coffee mornings had enabled […]

13th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Care home staff surprise volunteer team in Volunteer Week

Staff at Oaklands House care home in Reydon, near Lowestoft, have surprised their volunteers with a special treat to thank them for their work. As part of National Volunteers Week, the home’s three volunteers were asked to come to the home on Monday 6th June and were surprised with a bouquet flowers each, a card, […]

12th June 2017 | By | Reply More
The Fremantle Trust recognises the impact of volunteers

The Fremantle Trust recognises the impact of volunteers

Barnet care provider and charity, The Fremantle Trust, is recognising the importance of giving back during Volunteers’ Week. The annual awareness week celebrates the difference that can be made by members of the local community who are willing to give their time to help others. Hendon-based Gaz Twist and his partner Sarah-Lou are both volunteers […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

Volunteers praised for hard work at Bield

A housing development in Alexandria has celebrated the vital role volunteers play in helping to provide support for its tenants.   Oakbank, joins 35 Bield developments across the country thanking the hardworking volunteers that selflessly put others first, as part of Volunteers’ Week.   Bield, one of Scotland’s biggest care and housing providers, was happy […]

9th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Norfolk care home welcomes volunteers

Norfolk care home welcomes volunteers

Olive House residential care home in Newton Flotman, near Norwich, is welcoming a new team of volunteers to spend time with residents as part of National Volunteer Week.   The new ‘buddy group’ has been formed, with volunteers giving an hour a week to spend time with residents who have reduced mobility or are unable […]

7th June 2017 | By | Reply More
Nelson care home volunteer recognised for his commitment

Nelson care home volunteer recognised for his commitment

Stocks Hall Andrew Smith House in Nelson are delighted to thank one of their loyal, committed volunteers for all his hard work over a long period of time. Brian Sharples first came to Andrew Smith House when he visited his wife Maureen, who lived at the Home in recent years.  When Maureen sadly passed away, […]

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Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

Volunteering helps Goole charity shop meet targets

 Providing person centred care and support is Goldcrest House and the Goole based charity Cancer Research as they partner to help service user Dawn Field gain a volunteering role within the Boothferry based charity shop.   When not working in her other role Dawn wanted to fill her spare days working elsewhere. She successfully passed […]

11th April 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 […]

20th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

Ditch the date and support a person with dementia this Valentine’s Day

  Alzheimer’s Society’s new Side by Side service is urging people across the country to reject romance and seek a different kind of connection this Valentine’s Day, using its new matching service to support a person with dementia.   The UK’s leading dementia charity is launching its innovative new Side by Side service in a […]

14th February 2017 | By | Reply More
The Orders of St John Care Trust appoints Head of Volunteering

The Orders of St John Care Trust appoints Head of Volunteering

The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) has appointed Kit Lendon as its new Head of Volunteering.   Ms Lendon takes on the role following six and a half years at veterinary charity PDSA, where she was Volunteering Development Manager.   In her role at OSJCT, she will lead the volunteering team and provide […]

13th January 2017 | By | Reply More
Goole care service users embrace volunteering

Goole care service users embrace volunteering

Goldcrest House service users embrace volunteering at the gardening services charity, The Green Team, to maintain the gardens of the elderly and disabled in Goole who are unable to do so themselves.   One such service user currently volunteering is Jonathan. Jonathan is a garden maintenance volunteer tending to domestic garden maintenance, such as pruning, […]

27th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Chester care home garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s

Chester care home garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s

A care home in Chester has seen its garden transformed by a group of green heroes from Tesco’s Chester City Centre Community Volunteer Group. Meridian Healthcare’s Lauren Court garden has been brightened up with an array of plants and bulbs ready for the bloom next spring. The green-fingered community champions got stuck in with their […]

10th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Volunteers at care home receive special recognition for the role they play

Volunteers at care home receive special recognition for the role they play

Volunteers at Meadowside care home in North Finchley enjoyed a celebratory afternoon of tea and cake with chief executive of the The Fremantle Trust, Steve Flanagan, who recognised the valuable contribution they make to day-to-day life at the local charity and care provider.   The Barnet-based care home, which provides high quality, specialist support for […]

7th October 2016 | By | Reply More
Lincolnshire care home volunteers recognised at annual ceremony

Lincolnshire care home volunteers recognised at annual ceremony

The hard work and achievements of care home volunteers throughout Lincolnshire were recently celebrated by one of the county’s top care home providers – The Orders of St John Care Trust – during a special awards ceremony on 8th September.   The Trust’s annual Volunteers’ Day event, which took place at Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa, […]

19th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Students volunteer to support older people at Gravesend care home

Students volunteer to support older people at Gravesend care home

Working with the National Citizen Service as part of a social action project, a group of 13 school leavers have been busy fundraising and volunteering at Abbeyfield Kent’s two Gravesend care homes.   The four-week project has seen the group of 16-17 year olds, who come from Gravesend, Dartford and beyond, raising money for Dementia […]

6th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Warrington care home surprises loyal volunteers on 50th wedding anniversary

Warrington care home surprises loyal volunteers on 50th wedding anniversary

A volunteer couple at Holcroft Grange, the CLS-run care home in Warrington, were deeply moved when residents and staff at the home threw a surprise party to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.   Ray and Verner Hopple, who have been volunteering at the residential care home for 11 years, arrived for what they thought would […]

6th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Young volunteers enjoy a week at South Yorkshire care home

Young volunteers enjoy a week at South Yorkshire care home

TEENAGE volunteers from Barnsley FC’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) spent a week helping the elderly at Deangate Care Home.   The group of nine 16 and 17 year olds gave up their time to treat residents to a pamper day, arts and crafts, bingo, gardening activities and more.   They also raised over £360 through […]

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