The Practice together with our Patient Participation Group are committed to raising money for a number of charities throughout the year. Without your support this would not be possible. Below are our latest fundraising events.
Our chosen Charity for 2017 is the Walton Lea Project. Together with our Patient Participation Group, we held a fundraising event on 12 December 2017. Staff from the Practice donated money in exchange for wearing Christmas Jumpers. The Walton Lea Project are a local charity who provide supported employment for adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems, mobility issues and early onset Alzheimers. For more information of the work the Project do please visit their website http://www.waltonlea.org.uk/
We are pleased to announce that your generous donations and support helped us raise £443.00.
Thank you for your continued support
Contact the Elderly Tea Parties
Staff and members of our Patient Participation Group host Tea Parties approximately every six weeks for patients who are elderly, live on their own, have little contact with family and friends and may find it difficult to get out and about.
Following a presentation by a representative from Contact the Elderly, the staff and members of our Patient Participation Group (PPG) decided to set up our own Tea Party for some of our elderly patients.
The GPs, Nurses and reception staff identified patients they felt would benefit from the event and we set a date for our first Tea Party in June 2016. Since then the Group has gone from strength to strength and we currently have 7 patients, both male and female who attend the Group approximately every 6 weeks. During the Tea Party we enjoy endless cups of tea and coffee, cake and sandwiches and lots of chat.
Some of the Tea Parties are just spent having a chat while others are themed. At our December Tea Party some members of The Centenary Theatre Society entertained us with carols and we enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine. We have had informative talks on Warrington Walking Day, borrowed memory boxes from Warrington Museum which encourages the group to talk about their lives when they were younger.
It has given the staff the opportunity to see beyond the patient and we have developed a strong bond with the members. It has also led to any of the members who have a concern, whether it be medical or just for advice, having a friendly face to turn to and talk to.
The staff and PPG provide the food and Springfields Medical Centre supply the tea and coffee.
We were delighted that Warrington Borough Council chose us as their local charity for 2017 and have to date raised over £500 to support the group through various fundraisers including a Wimbledon Afternoon Tea and Macmillan Coffee morning.
With this money we have booked a trip to the Theatre and lunch for the Group and hope to be able to organise other such events in the future.
Some of the comments we have received from the Group are that the tea parties are a lifeline on a Sunday afternoon as often they feel quite isolated on this day and there are limited things going on as most people spend the time with their families.
We also have a patient who regularly contributes her home made cakes to our tea parties for which we are very grateful.
Macmillan Coffee Morning/Dr Burke's Retirement
On Friday 30 September 2016 10.30 am - 12.30, our Patient Participation Group hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning. Dr Burke was also retiring on this date so she was available to meet and greet patients between 10.30 am and 12.30. We were overwhelmed by the support shown to both Macmillan and Dr Burke and we raised in excess of £760.00. A massive thank you to everyone who attended and helped us raise this amazing amount of money.
Fundraiser for St Joseph's Family Centre
During the week commencing 12 December 2016 the staff will be wearing Christmas jumpers and making a donation to St Joseph's Family Centre. Our Patient Participation Group will also be hosting a coffee afternoon on Tuesday 13 December 2016 between 2 pm and 4 pm.
Pretty Muddy 20 June 2015 in aid of Cancer Research UK. Pretty Muddy.docx
December 2014 - Christmas Jumper Week in aid of Neonatal Unit Warrington Hospital. We would like to share Ollie's Story.docx to show you how your donations benefit the Hospital and its patients.
On 30 April 2015 the Practice held its first Over 75 event.
At this event we concentrated on health promotion and wellbeing, medicine use and safety, self-management of minor ailments, illness awareness and ‘alarm’ symptoms to be aware of which might need an appointment with your doctor. Various speakers were in attendance with some local voluntary organisations show casing their services eg Red Cross, Age Uk. Our Patient Participation Group were also on hand to talk about their work within the Practice and provided light refreshments for the afternoon.
For more information on this event please click on the following link over 75s minutes as per Dr S.docx
Due to the overwhelming success of the event the Practice are hoping to hold further Over 75 events. Watch this space for more information.