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WiSE trio under starters orders for mascot gold cup

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On your marks… get set… go! A Wetherby in Support of the Elderly trio are donning crazy costumes in a bid to win the biggest prize in the mascot racing world – and raise money at for its own fundraising appeal in the process. WiSE mascot Ollie Beak and two of his pals will take on dozens of other mascots of all shapes and sizes, at the annual Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup. The event, which takes place at the end of the month at Wetherby Racecourse, is expected to raise thousands of pounds for good causes – with the…
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Wetherby councillor’s donation gives WiSE café boost

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A Wetherby councillor’s donation will help to sustain a much-needed charity café supporting people through the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) launched its ‘Welcome Café’ last winter to provide a warm, welcoming space for people of all ages to meet and eat. Now Wetherby Ward councillor Alan Lamb has backed the initiative by making a donation, with charity bosses highlighting the importance of fundraising to maintaining and extending the reach of its core services. Wetherby Cllr Alan Lamb, said: “I’m delighted to be able to support the Welcome Café with a grant. WiSE do an…
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WiSE’s fundraising pledge to meet growing dementia demand

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Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) has pledged to put every penny it raises this year into expanding its support for those living with dementia and their carers following a surge in demand. WiSE has already added a new team member to create extra capacity for its popular memory café- increasing the sessions it runs from two to three a month. Now it plans to pour the money it receives from individual and corporate supporters during 2024 into expanding its support even further, after a major public consultation last year revealed three quarters of people think more local help…
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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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