Volunteers Week 2019
Celebrating Volunteering in all it’s forms
We get so much help from our community both from our ‘official’ volunteers and all our members who just naturally offer kindness and support where it is needed in our groups and day to day.
First week of the month is ‘bingo week’ on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and we will have our brilliant volunteer bingo caller shouting out the numbers. At the same time, within our group yesterday we had baking brought in by one member, members supporting others to play bingo, supporting new members to feel included, prizes donated by members, help to clear away and so much support for each other.
Our bingo volunteer says: ‘I look forward to coming and it is something I enjoy doing’
Our Dance On sessions start next week With tutor Ella from Yorkshire Dance. Movement to Music. A fun way to get moving, socialise and have a laugh. 55 upwards, all abilities – we will ensure the moves match your mobility and ability.
Dance On Classes are 10.30am to 11.30am.
Yorkshire House, Greek Street, LS1 5SH from Wednesday 24th April.
Call Ella or Adie at Yorkshire Dance on 0113 2439867 or Caring Together on 0113 2430298 if you want to know more – or just turn up you will be very welcome!
Odette, the local PCSO for the Hyde Park and Woodhouse area visited the Friday Group last week to see if the group had any concerns or issues that they wished to air. That and to introduce herself. We look forward to working together closely in the year ahead.
Our friends at OPAL (a scheme similar to Caring Together supporting older people in the Leeds 16 area) have been working very hard on renovating their new building and they are having an Open Day.
OPAL say, ‘Come along this Saturday 25th February 11am till 3pm to find out what’s happening at the Welcome In Community Centre.
We’re very lucky to have Brett Delaney & Keith Galloway from Leeds Rhinos visiting from 12 till 1pm and Ronnie the Rhino from 12 till 2pm.
There will be tea, coffee & cake plus face painting, craft and other stalls’
Wednesday is Community Cafe day at Little London Community Centre and some of our members joined us there for a nice lunch and a chat.
The cafe is open every Wednesday 12noon to 1pm and you can get a very nice and very cheap meal.
Caring Together’s ‘Eating Together’ group meet there once a month – on the second Wednesday of the month. If you would like to join us, the next time we will be there is Wednesday 9th December. Just come along if you wish or give us a ring so we know to look out for you!
Some of our members enjoyed a visit to the Leeds Arena today. Accompanied by Cllr Gerry Harper they got to look round the venue and are pictured here taking centre stage.
Thank to Leeds First Direct Arena for allowing us to visit and to Cllr Harper for arranging this
Halcyon Court Care Home on Cliff Road in Woodhouse would like to invite people from the local community to join their monthly singing group ‘Halcyon Court Crooners’
This group meets at the home on the last Thursday of each month at 11am to 12.30pm. It is free! If you want you can also stay for lunch which will cost just £2.50
More details here:Halcyon Court Crooners poster
………to stroll in the park and help us raise funds.
Saturday 5th September is the date for our annual Sponsored Stroll.
This event helps us to raise £hundreds for Caring Together’s work with local older people but we need your help.
The more strollers we have, the more money we can raise so if you are free on the afternoon of Saturday 5th September please stroll for us. It will be a nice afternoon with friendly people, not too arduous – a circuit round the park (or more if you wish) and at the end a cup of tea and a certificate. We ordered the sunshine too – so fingers crossed!
If you think you could stroll for us, please get in touch and we will send you a sponsor pack.
If you can’t stroll on the day, please think about supporting us by sponsoring one of our strollers or making a donation.
Feel confident, feel calm, feel positive
Oblong are running a new Head Space course, specially for Caring Together.
What is Head Space? A programme of seven weekly sessions that will help you to deal with the tough times in life that happen to us all. Learn techniques for relaxation, coping with stress and positive thinking. Find your strengths, meet new people and get new perspectives.
What will you get out of it? People who have gone on Head Space before have found it useful for increasing their confidence and finding new direction in life. It has helped some people to find employment or training, others have found better ways of dealing with difficulties with family or friends and others have started new hobbies, social activities or exercise.
It starts on Thursday 7th May, at 2.00pm, Woodhouse Community Centre. If you would like to know more, call Lisa on 0113 2430298 or email firstname.lastname@example.org