Many thanks to Alex and David from St Mark’s Church in Woodhouse who came to our Friday Group today and delivered an interesting and informative session on debt awareness and solutions and Supermarket Tricks as well as making us aware of the work done by their food-bank which operates every Monday from the church.
Caring Together attended the Memory Matinee screening of Jailhouse Rock on Monday at the Hyde Park Picture House. This matinee screening programme has been designed to be inclusive to those living with dementia as well as family members and carers. It has been programmed in partnership with ‘A Life More Ordinary’ Project’ and is rooted in the idea that a trip to the cinema is a powerful way for people to reconnect with memories.
The next screening will be of the Wizard of Oz on Monday 11th June. If you would like to attend, in a group, with Caring Together, let us know. We will be there.
The Monday and Friday Groups went out for lunch this afternoon as they do on many occasions throughout the year. Everyone had a great time. If anyone is interested in attending any of these groups, or indeed any of the other groups or social activities that we organise, please contact Caring Together on 0113 2430298 and speak with any member of staff.
Caring Together held a 1st Aid Training Session for volunteers at the Little London Community Centre last Thursday. The session was delivered for free by the British Red Cross. Many thanks to them for this. We are committed to on-going training for all of our volunteers across a wide range of areas. If you are interested in volunteering for Caring Together please contact the office on 0113 2430298 for further information.
Caring Together held it’s Springtime Tea Fundraiser last Thursday at Little London Community Centre. This was fantastically successful with over 90 people attending the afternoon event. Everything on the day from the prizes on offer for the raffle and the quiz and the buns and cakes were made and donated by our own volunteers as well as well as massive contributions by the staff and residents of Delph View as well as the local community PCSO’s. Cups, plates and cake stands were donated for our use by Headingley Methodist Church and music was provided by the Irish Arts Foundation. Many thanks to all of the staff and volunteers who arranged this and volunteered on the day and to those who contributed, entertained and attended. A great deal of hard work goes into these events but it is always worth it in the end.