Thank you to Wades

Wades LogoOne again Wades Charity have helped towards the funding of our annual summer excursion for our members. This alternates between a trip to the coast and a closer to home day out with meal and entertainment. This year we are taking members to Raggalds. In the past Caring Together have taken over 100 members on our summer outings and the funding allows us to subsidise the costs to our members and to ensure that we can provide accessible transport for all those that wish to attend. Wades Charity have supported Caring Together in this manner for many years and all of the staff, trustees, volunteers and members wish to express our gratitude for this continued support.

Movies at the CT Lounge

SAM_2585Little London Community Centre was the venue on Friday for a movie afternoon. 30 people gathered to watch ‘Quartet’ in the first of a series of similarly planned afternoons. Future movies will be arranged in response to suggestions made by those present on the day. A great time was had by all who attended with popcorn and ice creams available to enhance the feeling of a real cinema experience. Many thanks to the students from Leeds Beckett University who volunteered and helped out on the day.

Knitting Together

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Caring Together and Leeds Beckett University have joined forces on a knitting Project involving our members and their students. Four students attended our last Craft Group Session. The project is centred around learning new skills and sharing knowledge. The project will culminate with the students pieces of work being brought together as a blanket and donated to Caring Together.

Online Safety with the SAFER Project

Caring Together Online Safety Workshop with Safer Project 2016Members at our IT drop-in had a session about keeping safe on-line with Lisa from the SAFER project.

We looked at things like how to recognise fake or phishing emails, how to know if a site is secure when shopping, keeping safe on internet dating sites and scams through social media.

All those who attended said they found it really interesting and they learnt a lot.

Thanks Lisa

Goodbye to Lesley

 

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Lesley Pearson, our Activities Organiser, retires today.  We want to thank Lesley for all her hard work and her commitment to Caring Together. But we are pleased to say that it is not goodbye altogether as Lesley has promised to come back and help us from time to time as a volunteer.

Enjoy your retirement Lesley – You deserve it!!

 

Parkinson’s Awareness

pic for websiteWe had a very interesting and informative Parkinson’s Awareness session today, as part of Parkinson’s Awareness week.  Around 20 members and volunteers attended and heard Liz Wolstenholme, a volunteer from Parkinson’s UK talk about her experiences with Parkinson’s disease and also answer questions and share experiences.

Many thanks to Liz, who battled against the odds to be with us!!

Liz also told us about a very funny but informative programme shown on BBC as part of this week – if you’d like to watch it can be found here on bbc iplayer

Little London Community Day

4773104_25ecd327A meeting was held at Little London Community Centre this morning called for and facilitated by the Partners Project. The Partners Project, an initiative of the Communities Board, has been working in Little London since last summer meeting with various combinations of residents, local organisations and agencies. One of the proposed initiatives that was discussed was to revive the Little London Community Day. Caring Together is committed to being involved in this important celebration of the area and its residents. Time is limited if we are to get this off the ground in time for this summer. If any group or individual has any wish to be involved in this or have any ideas for the day please contact John O’Dwyer in the first instance who will bring this to the attention of the Partners Project and interested parties.