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Line Dancing

Line Dancing

Fun and easy going, no dancing experience is required- sessions are simply a great way to socialise to good music, whilst boosting your physical and mental health at the same time. To register interest please contact Debbie in the office on 01937 588994, or via email on debbie@w-ise.org.uk

WiSE unveils events line up ahead of covid restrictions removal

WiSE unveils events line up ahead of covid restrictions removal

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) has unveiled a glittering line up of glorious in-person events in one of the biggest signals yet that the worst of the pandemic is over. WiSE hopes the activities- which begin just days after all Covid-19 restrictions are removed in England- will give a new lease of life…

Leeds charity’s figures highlight frontline role during city’s pandemic fight

Leeds charity’s figures highlight frontline role during city’s pandemic fight

A Leeds charity says it has made its 4,000th wellbeing call, as it catalogues the thousands of interactions it’s made to keep older people safe during a pandemic plagued 12 months. The phone calls to isolated, older people are on top of more than 400 deliveries of food and medicine, 370 information and advice sessions…

Leeds line dancer’s lockdown lifeline for isolated older people praised

Leeds line dancer’s lockdown lifeline for isolated older people praised

A lifelong line dancer from Leeds has been lauded for charity lockdown lessons which have given a vital lifeline to dozens of isolated older people from across the city. Julie Clarkson, from Churwell, had been delivering weekly exercise classes for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) for two years, before having to suspend face-to-face…

Long serving WiSE volunteer reflects on 20 year milestone

Long serving WiSE volunteer reflects on 20 year milestone

One of Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) longest serving volunteers has hailed its impact on older people’s lives, as the organisation prepares to mark its 20 year anniversary. Beryl Hughes, from Harrogate has volunteered for WiSE for 18 years. Here, she reflects on the charity’s growth to meet an increasing demand for its…

Wetherby woman’s social boost thanks to WiSE events

Wetherby woman’s social boost thanks to WiSE events

An lady from Wetherby who had to give up social swimming sessions from surgery has hailed the impact Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) activity programme has had on her life. Joan Parkin started going to WiSE activities for the first time after the pandemic when a complex operation on her back meant she…

WiSE wants runners and fundraisers to help plug shortfall

WiSE wants runners and fundraisers to help plug shortfall

A Wetherby charity facing a £30,000 funding shortfall wants more runners to follow its boss’s footsteps by pounding the streets this year in a bid to raise vital cash. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) needs money to cover the rising costs of its popular activities and events programme. Chief Operating Officer Mark Dobson…

Figures highlight staggering strength behind social support return

Figures highlight staggering strength behind social support return

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) has unveiled the staggering statistics behind the restoration of its best loved activities- helping to cut social isolation after almost two years of lockdowns and shielding. The figures include 900 coffees, 768 cups of tea and 432 scones served to 1,629 visitors to the charity’s popular WiSE Owl…

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