Alzheimer’s Society

Primaflow F&P raises £30,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Primaflow F&P team photograph

A programme of fundraising activities led by staff at plumbing, heating and bathrooms wholesaler Primaflow F&P has resulted in cumulative donations of £30,000 to the company’s current charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society. 

Spanning the past three years, the fundraising drive encompassed a range of physical activities including marathons, walks, mountain treks and cycle rides – with many of the initiatives seeing colleagues join up to tackle the challenges in teams. Additional funds were raised via a staff shop and through the company’s website, www.primaflowfandp.co.uk

Explaining that more than 50 staff members joined together to participate in the various activities, managing director Jed Kenrick says:

Singing Brings Joy To Those Living With Dementia

Celia singing to crowd with dementia

In December 2018, I had the honour of bringing some festive cheer to a group of people living with dementia, and also their carers. 

I began volunteering for Alzheimer’s Society back in May 2018. I didn’t really know what to expect but I had a very open mind, so I was accepting of anything that I would have to face. Ever since I began volunteering, I have been so thankful for the happiness and joy that it has brought into my life. Unfortunately I am unable to volunteer currently due to work commitments, but I really hope to be back in the near future.

Dementia affects thousands of people in the UK. I wanted to be a part of the charity that does amazing things for such a heart-breaking condition.

Hill Care MD shortlisted for Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Award

Business Awards

CARE home boss Wendy Waddicor has been shortlisted for the Barclays Yorkshire Women in Business Awards 2018.

The managing director of the Hill Care Group joins other nominees who have made an outstanding contribution to business in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Wendy has been the head of Hill Care, which has its headquarters in Chesterfield and homes across the North, since 2006.

She has overseen the company’s growth from two homes to 38 with almost 2,000 beds, generating a turnover of over £50m, doubling in size in the last year alone.

She said: 

Sunrise Senior Living of Mobberley To Host Regular Memory Café

Sunrise Senior Living of Mobberley To Host Regular Memory Café

On Thursday 11th May, Sunrise Senior Living of Mobberley will be hosting a regular Memory Café, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society
The Sunrise community is offering this free drop-in service, which will take place on the second Thursday of every month, from 10 am – 12 pm. The Café is open to all who may have concerns about their memory or the memory of a loved one or friend.

A relaxed combination of activities and memory focused group gatherings will be planned, but the community will also be liaising with attendees to find out what they would like to get out of the meetings.
Some sessions will have a guest speaker from the local area – ranging from dementia and nutritional experts to paramedics and GPs, that can offer advice and answer any questions.