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Twenty’s plenty as health workers first to join WiSE charity challenge

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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 to help over 60s across the district. They’ve signed up for WiSE’s ’20 for 20 Accumulator Challenge’ after seeing first-hand the importance of older people’s care. Cara Smith, director at The Wetherby Clinic, said: “We are so pleased to have signed up for the 20…
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Wetherby winter warmth packs to be distributed to older people in need

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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 thermal mugs, clothing, blankets, hot drinks and other winter essentials. They will go to people in need, identified with the help of other community outreach organisations. WiSE Chief Operating Officer Mark Dobson, said: “Staying warm helps us stay well, especially when we’re older, so we’re…
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Sign up for our 20 for 20 Accumulator Challenge!

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We are looking for 20 individuals, groups or businesses to take part in our 20th Anniversary Accumulator! Just pledge £20 and with it, carry out as many fundraising activities or events as you can. You have until October to double, triple or even quadruple your £20. From bake sales to car washes, guess the baby photos and dress down days, the possibilities are endless! Fancy it? Prizes for the winner! For more information, click here. To enter, fill in the registration form here – https://www.cognitoforms.com/WiseWetherbyInSupportOfTheElderly/_20For20AccumulatorChallengeForm
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WiSE hails big increase in older people contact as services expand

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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 charity’s work during the last 12 months- including a new memory café which received almost 400 visits from those living with dementia and their carers. At least 9,500 people visited the popular WiSE Owl Café, whilst just under 5,000 attended the charity’s packed activities programme-…
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WiSE boss to hit Leeds streets to help meet dementia demand

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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 towards expanding the charity’s dementia services, after a public consultation revealed three quarters of local people think more help is needed where they live. Mark said: “Feedback from our residents and supporters really confirmed to me the scale of the issue and the desperate need…
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