WiSE’s volunteer plea as café strives to stay open during ‘pingdemic’

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is on the lookout for extra volunteers for the WiSE Owl Cafe as it strives to stay open amid a rise in staff isolating. WiSE reopened its flagship café last month- marking a welcome milestone in its pandemic recovery after a spirit sapping year for older people across…

What a hoot! WiSE’s pub prize offer for naming of new owl mascot

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly is looking for clever clogs wordsmiths to come up with a cunning name for the latest edition to its team- an owl! WiSE is launching the wide-eyed mascot as a way of celebrating the return of face-to-face activities after long months of lockdown. Now it wants people to give…

WiSE funds local culinary campaign to get kitchen-shy older men cooking

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is helping to fund a local culinary campaign to get kitchen-shy older men cooking. WiSE is working with Wetherby Man with a Pan (MWAP) to appeal for men over 50 to sign up for the scheme after agreeing to fund two courses starting from next year. The Wetherby…

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…

IT team’s madcap million step feat leads to charity windfall

A team of IT experts who marched an incredible 1.6 million steps in less than a month has donated its winnings to Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE). Staff at Deans Computers (DCS) launched a ‘Move in May’ incentive scheme in a bid to lose a few lockdown pounds and reignite team spirit after…

Wetherby charity’s café revival marks crucial milestone in pandemic recovery

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly has reopened a much loved café lifeline for older people. WiSE says the revival of its café in Boston Spa represents a crucial milestone in its pandemic recovery- after a spirit sapping year for older people across its patch. The WiSE Owl Café offers a safe space to socialise…

WiSE’s new activity post points to brighter future for isolated older people

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s newest addition says she cannot wait to begin offering activities to isolated older people who’ve spent months alone and behind closed doors. Debbie Todd has joined WiSE as its new activities coordinator and will be responsible for providing social events to older people across the town and its surrounding…

WiSE’s volunteer call as plans afoot for return of face-to-face work

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s longest serving volunteer has backed calls for more people to come forward to support its work, as plans to restore core services for older people gather pace. WiSE says it wants more people like Jacqueline Heseltine to consider volunteering with them as it plans to reintroduce some face-to-face activities,…

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