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WiSE hopes for Commonwealth Games surge ahead of big 10k race

Wetherby runners inspired by England’s exploits at the Commonwealth Games are being urged to clock up funds for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) . WiSE wants last minute sign-ups for the town’s 10k race next month, in a bid to raise vital funds for older people in the area. Charity bosses say every…

UK’s leading ABBA tribute duo to help raise money for WiSE

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) wants residents to ‘take a chance’ and book tickets for a musical fundraiser which aims to make ‘money, money, money’ to help isolated, older people across the district. ABBA tribute duo ‘Angel Eyes’ will perform the Swedish pop sensations’ hits including ‘Waterloo’, ‘Dancing Queen’ and ‘Mamma Mia’ at…

Wetherby older people to benefit from bumper greeting cards donation

A major UK greetings card business has donated a bumper batch of products to aid Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) loneliness busting postal scheme. WiSE has received more than 500 cards from UK Greetings after a Royal Mail employee read about the charity’s popular ‘Send a Smile’ initiative. The scheme aims to cut…

WiSE volunteers hail impact top honour has had on their work

Two proud charity volunteers say a major royal honour has given them a big boost, as they continue their work helping isolated older people across the borough. Lindsey and Sue are just two of an army of 130 volunteers left stunned when Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) was named recipient of the Queen’s…

WiSE passes 500-card milestone in loneliness busting postal push

At least 500 older people in Wetherby have raised a smile thanks to a charity postal project designed to cut feelings of isolation and loneliness. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) ‘Send A Smile’ scheme launched just four months ago, but has already received 500 pieces of handmade post sent in by everyone from…

WiSE seeks more star bakers to solve cake shortfall at much loved cafe

Star bakers who know their choux buns from their soggy bottoms are being sought by Wetherby’s leading older persons charity. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) wants cake-loving volunteers to rustle up sweet treats alongside its regular cohort of bakers to boost the work of its popular community café in Boston Spa. The WiSE…

A blog by WiSE Chief Operating Officer, Mark Dobson

What a moment! When the incredible news landed that we’d been named recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service I smiled from ear to ear. It undoubtedly ranks as my proudest moment working for WiSE. My thoughts immediately turned though to our army of outstanding volunteers whose dedication, selflessness and energy this prestigious award…

WiSE celebrates helping thousands of older people in stellar year

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly is celebrating a stellar year, in which it had almost 12,000 interactions with older people across the district. WiSE has worked hard to restored key services as the Covid-19 risk has reduced, including much needed social support for those more isolated. At least 5,370 people visited the popular WiSE…

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