Bluebird Care Wakefield raise money for dementia

On the 31st October the team at Bluebird Care (Wakefield) presented a cheque for £1,112 to Julie Lee, Yorkshire Community Fundraiser from the Alzheimer’s Society.

22/05/2019

On the 31st October the team at Bluebird Care (Wakefield) presented a cheque for £1,112 to Julie Lee, Yorkshire Community Fundraiser from the Alzheimer’s Society.

On the 31st October the team at Bluebird Care (Wakefield) presented a cheque for £1,112 to Julie Lee, Yorkshire Community Fundraiser from the Alzheimer’s Society.

Cllr Jan Power and Mr Brendan Power, the Mayor and Consort for Featherstone Town were invited to be a part of this important presentation.

Cllr Jan Power commented:

At times of economic hardship it is heartening to attend such an important event. Bluebird Care have only been operating for over a year and already have raised many funds for local causes.  This is another great example of how local businesses can make a difference to the community they operate within, even in these times of austerity.  With an aging population on the rise who are likely to need our help, we need to fund more research into dementia to allow individuals that live with this condition to continue to enjoy the things they like to do and have a good quality of life.  Listening to care manager Rebekah Voice highlights the importance of recognising motivated staff that have given up their own time, working above and beyond, because they care.  I firmly believe volunteers do not get paid because they are worthless but because they are PRICELESS.

Director of Bluebird care (Wakefield) Narinder Gill, who is a dementia champion, was joined by team members Rebekah Voice and Katy Moffatt, commented:

The team at Bluebird Care are all committed to not only raising money but also awareness and understanding of dementia.  We want to ensure that someone living with dementia can continue to belong to their community, engaging in their chosen activities without any fear of stigma and misunderstanding.  Care Worker, Katy Moffatt has led the fundraising campaign and plays a key role in Bluebird Care by ensuring that all new care workers are registered as dementia friends.
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us with sponsorships, and allowed us to raise so much.

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