WiSE appeals for egg-stra Easter cards to send a smile

Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (WiSE) is appealing for handmade Easter cards for its a popular postal scheme designed to reduce isolation and loneliness.

WiSE needs volunteers to help them ‘send a smile’ to over 60s as they emerge from a challenging winter.

The Easter themed post will help WiSE close in on its 1,500th item of correspondence sent since the loneliness-battling scheme launched last year.

Melody Mills, Send a Smile Scheme coordinator, said: “Our recent appeal for Christmas cards was hugely successful, with more than 300 cards being sent to older people in our area.

“We now want to replicate this for Easter and send some lovely colourful springtime cards to our friends. The cut off date for receiving cards needs to be no later than the 15th March to ensure they reach a recipient on time.

“We are also welcoming nominations for this, so if you have a friend, neighbour or family member who’s 60 or over and you think they’d like to receive a handmade card, we’d absolutely love to hear from you.”

Cards can be posted or dropped to the office at WiSE, The One Stop Centre, Westgate, Wetherby, LS22 6NL.

To nominate a person over 60 to receive a card, email smile@w-ise.org.uk or phone 01937 588994. If you are an older person and would like to receive the post, you can also contact the charity.

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

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