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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 – Boston Spa Village Hall – Meeting RoomWhen – Every Thursday at 10.30am-12.30pmPrice – £3 inc refreshments. For further information, contact Debbie on debbie@w-ise.org.uk / 01937…

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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SUPPORT US How We Use Your Donations Any amount of money you raise and donate can go a long way to supporting our work with some of the most isolated older people in our communities. To give you an idea of what your money could do: Our Fundraising Promise Our donors are everything to us….

Kids Jubilee card making contest to help Wetherby older people 

Kids Jubilee card making contest to help Wetherby older people 

Crafty kids are encouraged to cut, paint and draw in a jubilee themed contest to help older people in Wetherby. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) has launched the card making competition to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer – and to ‘send a smile’ to isolated older people across its…

WiSE appeals for handmade post to ‘send a smile’ to older people in Wetherby

WiSE appeals for handmade post to ‘send a smile’ to older people in Wetherby

Kind-hearted crafters are being asked to whip out their pens and seal some envelopes as part of a charity plan to cut loneliness in Wetherby. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) ‘Send A Smile’ scheme aims to cut feelings of isolation and loneliness by asking people to spare 10 minutes to send an older…

Family fun afternoons double up as consultation events

Family fun afternoons double up as consultation events

Goats in Christmas jumpers and complimentary therapy will form part of two family fun afternoons, which are also doubling up as consultation events for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE). WiSE is staging the free afternoon sessions this winter as part of a major drive to find out more about what residents need support…

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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