Local Care Company gets fruity

Local businesses Home Instead and Hambleton Fresh Produce teamed up to support World Cancer Research Fund’s (WCRF) 'Fruity Friday'.

As part of WCRF’s UK cancer prevention week (9th -15th May), Home Instead was given a huge basket with a variety of fruit to hand out to its clients and carers courtesy of local fruit and vegetable business Hambleton Fresh Produce. This gift was given in aid of WCRF’s ‘Fruity Friday’, which is an annual awareness campaign to encourage people to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

WCRF UK aims to raise public awareness of the links between diet, nutrition and cancer prevention and this annual event aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices. This includes eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day to help reduce the risk of a range of cancers.

Home Instead’s owner Andrew Van Parys is thrilled that Hambleton Fresh Produce’s kind donation made it possible to pass this message on to his clients. Andrew commented: "As we get older it's very easy to forget to eat the recommended 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day so this was a great opportunity to promote the benefits of eating fruit to our older clients. I would like to say a huge thank you to Philip Hebdon of Hambleton Fresh produce for such a kind donation.”

Home Instead is rapidly building a reputation as one of the UK’s leading care companies. Their service allows older people to continue living in their own homes and is tailored to the needs of individual clients.  It ranges from companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, post-discharge care, personal care, medication reminders, shopping and errands. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To contact Home Instead team call 01845 440510 or for more information visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/thirsk