Press Releases

West End star to headline WiSE’s 20th birthday celebrations

Posted on
Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) birthday celebrations will hit new heights when it welcomes a major West End star to perform at its biggest musical bash to date. WiSE celebrates 20 years supporting older people across the district next month- and now it’s lined up a star of smash hit show ‘Jersey Boys’ to perform a string of tracks at its fundraising anniversary party. Michael Watson- aka Franki Valli- will sing songs including ‘Sherry’, ‘Dawn’ and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ from the musical alongside fellow members of his The Four Seasons tribute act. Debbie, activities coordinator at WiSE…
Read More West End star to headline WiSE’s 20th birthday celebrations

WiSE consultation reveals dementia services demand

Posted on
Three quarters of people who answered a survey have told Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) that more dementia services are needed in their area. The finding forms part of the results of a major annual consultation delivered by WiSE to find out more about what people of all ages think about services in their community. WiSE has thanked almost 100 people from across Wetherby and its surrounding villages for having their say via a survey and events, with the results helping the charity to decide how to develop its work and partnerships in the future. Mark Dobson, Chief…
Read More WiSE consultation reveals dementia services demand

Poppy cards appeal for older people

Posted on
Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is appealing for handmade Remembrance Day cards to help combat loneliness across the district. WiSE wants crafty volunteers and children to help them send a Poppy-themed smile to over 60s. With Remembrance Day fast approaching, the charity is calling on supporters to come up with cards to help older people mark this national opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms. Melody Mills, Send a Smile Scheme coordinator, said: “Our recent seasonal appeals have been really successful, with hundreds of cards being sent to older people…
Read More Poppy cards appeal for older people

School holiday kids urged to make cards for older people

Posted on
Wetherby’s leading older person’s charity is appealing for superhero kids to make cards over the school holidays to make isolated older people smile. 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 person some handmade post. Now the charity wants to ramp up its efforts over summer, to build on the 1,800 pieces of post it has already sent under the initiative. Melody Mills, Send a Smile Scheme coordinator, said: “We would love it if local kids could be…
Read More School holiday kids urged to make cards for older people

WiSE charity boss scoops humanitarian honour

Posted on
A Wetherby charity leader has been honoured for his humanitarian work. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) Chief Operating Officer Mark Dobson has been granted Lions Clubs International’s highest honour- the Melvin Jones Fellowship- for consistently displaying humanitarian qualities such as generosity, compassion and concern for those less fortunate.  Mark- who is also an independent Leeds City Councillor- recently stood down as president of the Garforth and District division of the club, which has more than 48,000 branches and 1.4 million members worldwide. Mark said: “I am delighted to receive this amazing honour- especially as I was picked and…
Read More WiSE charity boss scoops humanitarian honour

Newsletter

No posts

To sign up to the WiSE newsletter, please fill in your details below: