Three years ago, we began our mission to change the face of ageing and deliver quality care to the people of North Wales. Now, we are proud to have a team of dedicated CAREGivers and lovely clients, some of which began the journey with us from the beginning.
Not only have we managed to deliver a valued service to the older people of North Wales, but we have managed to achieve much more.
Each year we have managed to raise around £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society by organising and running the Llandudno Memory Walk. Year after year, the event continues to grow in success and receives more support from local businesses. We’re pleased to confirm that ALL the monies raised from this event goes directly to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Following on from the Alzheimer’s Society initiative of Dementia Friendly Communities, our team are responsible for the formation of Dementia Friendly Abergele. In the beginning we held public meetings to drum up the support of all those with an interest in Abergele, ranging from organisations to groups or individuals. From this we were able to form the steering group, who are the driving force behind this initiative. Now, we hold a permanent space on the steering group as the secretary and are busy working with local businesses to become more Dementia Friendly. Home Instead Conwy and Denbighshire have completed their own actions and can officially say they are ‘Working to Become Dementia Friendly’.
At Christmas time we run the ‘Be A Santa To A Senior’ campaign, where we ensure those lonely or isolated at Christmas still get a gift to open on Christmas morning. This initiative has been extremely successful, which has meant that even after working with 3 local charities, we were able to distribute donations around local hospitals for those who would be stuck there on Christmas Day.
Our team has also successfully run a Community Information Day, where various organisations and groups had the opportunity to let local people know all about them and what they have to offer. Attendees were spoilt for choice, with various people present to represent each of the key wellbeing areas; Be Active, Give, Connect, Take Notice and Keep Learning.
All this wouldn’t have been made possible without the help of the great people we have supporting our activities.
Warwick Allan, Director, wanted to show his appreciation;
‘All the efforts we’ve seen throughout the years couldn’t go unnoticed. I wanted to thank our team and give something back as without them, we wouldn’t be where we are now.’
All our hardworking CAREGivers, loyal clients and the thoughtful people of Abergele were all invited to attend our 3rd birthday party at our office in Abergele.
Our backyard party featured a delicious BBQ and plenty of snacks too. We’ve extremely grateful for the kindness shown by Dewi Sant Community Centre who allowed us to borrow their BBQ and tables, as well as R Evans Butchers who supplied the meat. Cheffinder.co.uk put us in contact with the lovely Tom who prepared and cook the food for the whole party.
The Harp Inn lent us their benches and Abergele Rugby Club allowed us to use their chairs for the day too.
Although we had planned on a bouncy castle for the children to enjoy, the windy weather meant this wasn’t possible. However, Debbie from Beeutiful Day Events did not disappoint and came with a range of games and activities instead. We also had our own craft area which consisted of rock painting, colouring in, dot to dot, paper plate designs and more!
Our friend from Tom from Itaca popped by, Clara and Lydia from the Wellbeing Team, Abergele Town Councillors and many more. Even representatives from North Wales Police came by for a piece of cake!
Several of our CAREGivers managed to enjoy the day, bringing their families along too. Other CAREGivers brought their clients along to the event and meet the team behind the office.
Everyone in attendance seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves, despite the chilly weather, and we can only hope for continuing success in the future.
Now, here's to another year …