Raffle Raises Funds for Wetherby in Support of the Elderly

Monday, 12th January 2015

Published 12 January 2015.

A Christmas raffle arranged by local care company, Carefound Home Care, has raised money in aid of Wetherby in Support of the Elderly (“WiSE”).

WiSE is a local charity which aims to improve the quality of life for the over 60’s in Wetherby and surrounding villages by providing community based activities, information, help and support. To support the amazing work they do, the team from Carefound Home Care spent the run up to Christmas gathering prizes donated by staff, clients, families and friends. This included a whole range of gifts such as chocolate, perfumes, scented candles and even food hampers. The team sold raffle tickets locally with winners picked in time for New Year and all funds raised going direct to WiSE.

Carol Giblin, Community & HR Coordinator at Carefound Home Care, commented: “We are extremely grateful to everybody who contributed prizes and purchased tickets for this Christmas fundraiser. Working with local community groups like WiSE is a key part of our efforts to enable elderly people to continue to enjoy independent living in their own homes and, as ever, it was great to have the opportunity to support their service.”

Neil Bellamy, Project Manager of WiSE, said: “We are very grateful to Carefound Home Care for their time and efforts to raise funds for WiSE. As a charity we appreciate their support and it is important we work closely with organisations to support people over 60.

Carefound Home Care is a provider of specialist home care and live-in care services to elderly people in Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Services can include anything from basic domestic support, companionship, personal care, medication help through to supporting people with more complex conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s. The flexible service is available from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, on both an hourly or 24-hour live in care basis.

To contact Carefound Home Care in Harrogate call: 01423 774070, for Ripon call: 01765 530000, for Wetherby call: 01937 220200. For additional information please visit: www.carefound.co.uk.