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Wetherby’s first donation-based café becomes permanent as cost crisis bites

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The Wetherby charity behind the town’s first donation-based café says it’s open to people of all ages as the cost of living crisis continues to bite. Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) initially launched its Welcome Café at Wetherby Town Hall to give local people much-needed respite during a winter of rising prices. But the initiative was so successful, charity bosses have decided to extend the café indefinitely as inflation and interest rates bring new hardship to all sections of the community. WiSE Chief Operating Officer Mark Dobson, said: “What started out as a short term initiative to help…
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Charity trustees enjoy Palace party

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Two trustees of a Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) have been given right royal recognition after appearing at a garden party to thank them for their work. Norma Harrington and Mark Storey both represented WiSE at a Buckingham Palace garden party after the charity was granted the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service last year. The pair are amongst an army of more than 125 volunteers who regularly give up their time to support WiSE services- including activities, transport and befriending. All the charity’s volunteers are being celebrated as part of Volunteers’ Week (1 to 7 June)- an annual…
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Wetherby charity Memory Café marks major national week of action

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A vital Wetherby lifeline for those living with dementia and their carers is preparing to mark a major national landmark. The Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) Memory Café opened its doors earlier this year and has already helped dozens of people affected by memory loss. Now those behind the café want to use Dementia Action Week (15 to 21 May) to highlight its pivotal role in the community. Emma, Dementia Lead at WiSE, said: “Re-establishing dementia support from WiSE in Wetherby was such an important step for us as a charity and we’re thrilled with the feedback we’ve…
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From Boston Spa to Monaco… team from Berry & Oak lace up their boots for mammoth charity challenge

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From Boston Spa to Monaco… Staff from a local financial planning firm are taking on a mammoth step challenge this month to raise funds for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE). All eight of the team from Berry & Oak are taking part and combined they are aiming to walk 2 million steps in May – roughly 900 miles – the equivalent of walking from Boston Spa to Monaco. Those behind the incredible feat say they wanted to do something to get fit – but also give something back to the community where they work. Sarah Elson, Chartered Financial…
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Wetherby man’s joy at charity’s older people postal scheme support

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An older gentleman from Wetherby has hailed Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’s (WiSE) postal scheme and is now encouraging others to send in cards to help loneliness in others his age. Jeff, who is in his 70s, received an Easter card as part of WiSE’s Send a Smile Scheme, which was launched to reduce isolation and loneliness in older people in the community. Jeff, who lives alone, said the card- which was made by a pupil at Tockwith C Of E Primary Academy, made him smile knowing that someone cares. He said: “I think everyone who lives alone feels…
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