Wetherby councillor’s donation gives WiSE café boost

A Wetherby councillor’s donation will help to sustain a much-needed charity café supporting people through the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) launched its ‘Welcome Café’ last winter to provide a warm, welcoming space for people of all ages to meet and eat. Now Wetherby Ward councillor Alan Lamb has backed…

WiSE’s fundraising pledge to meet growing dementia demand

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) has pledged to put every penny it raises this year into expanding its support for those living with dementia and their carers following a surge in demand. WiSE has already added a new team member to create extra capacity for its popular memory café- increasing the sessions it…

Twenty’s plenty as health workers first to join WiSE charity challenge

Wetherby health workers hope to raise hundreds of pounds for older people after becoming the first to sign-up for an ingenious charity multiplier challenge. Staff at The Wetherby Clinic will be baking, hiking and donating for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) as they attempt to transform a £20 pledge into lots more cash…

Wetherby winter warmth packs to be distributed to older people in need

More than 200 older people in Wetherby will be warmer this winter, thanks to a charity-led donation scheme. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is coordinating efforts to provide winter warmer packs to older people at a time when heating bills remain astronomically high. WiSE and Leeds Community Foundation have funded the packs- containing…

WiSE hails big increase in older people contact as services expand

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is heralding a big increase in interactions with older people as it continues to expand its work across the district. WiSE had more than 18,000 interactions with older people in 2023- a 50 per cent increase on the year before. The figure coincides with an expansion of the…

WiSE boss to hit Leeds streets to help meet dementia demand

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s Chief Operating Officer is donning his running shoes for dementia, after residents’ demands for extra support. Mark Dobson – who has just celebrated his 60th birthday, will raise money for WiSE when he runs in the Leeds 10km race in June. Every penny Mark earns in sponsorship will go…

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