Monthly Archives: September 2015

Russell runs for Carers Careline

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On Sunday 13th September Russell Hopper took part in the Stratford Big 10K in support of Carers Careline.  Russell came in 127th out of 850 runners recording an impressive time of 45 minutes 26 seconds.  He has also raised in excess of £250 from his run to help us continue to support the informal carers in Redditch. Very well done, Russell and a huge BIG thank you from all at Carers Careline!!

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National Citizens Scheme (NCS) Fundraising Day

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Last Saturday 19th September two dedicated teams from the NCS programme supported Carers Careline with two fantastic events.  The first found us in the Arrow Valley Lake at 9.00 in the morning ready for the weekly park run.  Cohort A had split themselves between those taking part in the race (admirably joined by some of Cohort B as well) and those raising awareness by handing out leaflets and talking to spectators about the support that Carers Careline gives.  See the pictures below, and visit our gallery for the full range of pictures from both events

20150919_095126_resized Our intrepid runners!

20150919_100416_resized  The whole team!

Cohort B organised a barn dance in the evening at the Ecumenical Centre. Amid bales of hay and lots of fun their family and friends had a great evening learning how to do-si-do and raise money for Carers Careline at the same time!

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Take your partners by the hand!

A huge great thank you to both groups for all your hard work and commitment it is greatly appreciated by all the staff and carers at Carers Careline.

The Black Country Living Museum Day out

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Last Wednesday 16th September, staff and carers enjoyed a wonderful day out at the Black Country Living Museum.  The sun shone (despite the bleak weather forecast), traditional fish and chips were on the lunchtime menu for most of the group, and some even ventured down the coalmine!! In the words of one of our carers it was ‘ A very enjoyable day out with excellent company’

Black Country Living Museum schoolroom

Here we all are taking a lesson in the schoolroom!!

Office Closure

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Please note that the Carers Careline office will be closed on Wednesday 16th September due to carers and staff going on a day’s visit to the Black Country Museum. The office will re-open on Thursday 17th September at 9.00am.

Welcome to our new Chief Officer

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Carers Careline welcomes Fiona Mitchell in her new role as Chief Officer taking over from Wendy Pickford. Fiona has been involved with Carers Careline since 2010 when she first became a volunteer. Since then she has been a trustee and more recently, the volunteer co-ordinator. During this time she has supported her own father during his terminal illness. He had been a carer for many years and Fiona had seen the impact this had on his life and subsequently on her own life and that of the family. She said ‘Unpaid carers need all the support and help they can get, it can be a lonely, demanding and sometimes thankless role’ . We all wish you well in your new role Fiona!