Poppy cards appeal for older people

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 in our area.

“We know that remembering those who’ve given the ultimate sacrifice is incredibly important to many people in our area- including older people- which is why we’re appealing for Remembrance Day themed cards.

“We hope that local people both young and old get involved and send in handmade cards, to make an inter-generational act of remembrance. The cut-off date for receiving cards needs to be no later than 15October to ensure they reach a recipient before Armistice Day on 11 November.

Cards can be posted or dropped to the office at WiSE, The One Stop Centre, 24 Westgate, Wetherby, LS22 6NL. The deadline for cards is Sunday 15 October 2023.

WISE is a registered charity organisation part funded by Leeds City Council (LCC). Its aim is to improve quality of life for the over 60s by providing community based activities, information, help and support. It was recently given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is equivalent to an MBE.

For more information about the Send a Smile Scheme visit www.w-ise.org.uk/our-services/#smile

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