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…

Time capsule planted to mark WiSE’s 20 years of success

A time capsule has been planted to help mark a much-loved Wetherby older persons charity’s two decades of support. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is marking 20 years of helping older people across Wetherby and its surrounding villages, with the historic capsule burial the latest part of its celebrations. The charity hopes the…

West End star wows at WiSE’s 20th birthday celebrations

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s birthday celebrations went down with a bang when it welcomed a major West End star to perform at its biggest musical bash to date. Michael Watson- aka Franki Valli- performed hits including ‘Sherry’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ from the Jersey Boys musical, alongside fellow members of his…

Ho ho ho! WiSE appeals for handmade Christmas cards to send a yuletide smile

Wetherby’s leading older persons charity is appealing for handmade Christmas cards for its a popular postal scheme designed to reduce isolation and loneliness. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) would like volunteers to help them ‘send a smile’ to over 60s over the festive period – and say that someone is thinking of them….

Wetherby widower hail’s WiSE befriending scheme’s loneliness support

A lonely Wetherby widower has hailed the support he’s had from a charity befriending scheme, ahead of a major national awareness week. Peter Haddsley, aged 87, missed the company of his wife Christine when she sadly passed away several years ago. That prompted his granddaughter to contact the town’s leading older persons charity Wetherby in…

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