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Charity craft club creates boxes filled with time to help curb loneliness

Charity craft club creates boxes filled with time to help curb loneliness

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s crafty club has come up with an innovative way to curb loneliness- creating boxes filled with time. Visitors to the WiSE’s craft session have developed ‘gift of time’ boxes as a way of encouraging loved ones to spend valuable time with an older relative or friend. The ornately decorated…

Knit, Natter, Craft & Chatter

Knit, Natter, Craft & Chatter

Knit, Natter, Craft & Chatter is a social group for people who love crafts. People are invited to bring along their current projects, or learn something completely new! Where – Deepdale Community Centre – Beech RoomWhen – Every Thursday at 10.30am-12.30pmPrice – £4 inc refreshments. For further information, contact Debbie on debbie@w-ise.org.uk / 01937 588994….

WiSE hails big increase in older people contact as services expand

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…

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 charity Memory Café marks major national week of action

Wetherby charity Memory Café marks major national week of action

A vital Wetherby lifeline for those living with dementia and their carers is preparing to mark a major national landmark. The Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) Memory Café opened its doors earlier this year and has already helped dozens of people affected by memory loss. Now those behind the café want to use…

Knitters needed to boost fundraising for WiSE

Knitters needed to boost fundraising for WiSE

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) wants to recruit an army of year-round knitters to boost its fundraising efforts. WiSE regularly recruits volunteer knitters and crocheters to make sellable items for seasonal campaigns, but now wants needle minded craftspeople to help them all year round. The award winning charity will even throw in patterns,…

Wetherby childminder backs  festive postal push as WiSE scheme hits 1,000 landmark

Wetherby childminder backs festive postal push as WiSE scheme hits 1,000 landmark

A Wetherby childminder is backing a charity campaign to give smiles to older people this Christmas, as the scheme she supports clocks up its 1,000th piece of post. Claire Airey has supplied dozens of cards for Wetherby In Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) ‘Send A Smile’ initiative, by turning crafty creations made by children under…

WiSE passes 500-card milestone in loneliness busting postal push

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…

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