Our Penwortham charity shop has now opened its doors and we have begun to raise funds for a specialist dementia charity called the Caring Hands Dementia Foundation.
THE NEW STORE IS NOW OPEN
The Preloved Boutique was unveiled with the help of our local MP Seema Kennedy, who kindly performed the ribbon cutting ceremony for us.
Seema Kennedy said she was delighted to cut the ribbon and officially declare the shop open.
She said: “It is great to see community efforts to raise funds for such an important cause.
“Dementia is something that we urgently need to tackle to improve the lives of older people and I am warmed to see the efforts being made by Caring Hands.
“The shop is fantastic and will have a great range of preloved items, I recommend people come down and check it out.”
The Preloved Boutique is located at 42 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, and is raising valuable funds which will go towards recruiting a specialist dementia nurse to support local people who need our help.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We want to be there for local people living with dementia, but we can’t do it without your help! Our new Preloved Boutique is in need of your donations – we’re accepting all sorts of items including clothes, accessories, books and toys which will be sold to raise funds for the Caring Hands Dementia Foundation. So next time you’re having a clear out, please remember us!
We also need your custom – so be sure to call by next time you’re passing. You never know what bargains you might find!
All funds raised on this site will be used to develop the charity – specifically recruiting a specialist dementia nurse who will work in the Preston and Lytham areas. The nurse will provide support and advice free of charge for local people and their families who live with dementia.
HOW WILL THE SPECIALIST NURSE HELP?
The specialist dementia nurse will provide practical, clinical and emotional support to families affected by dementia to help them cope and live well with the condition.
The Caring Hands Dementia Foundation is raising funds to pay for one of these expert dementia nurses to work in the area. The organisation will also campaign locally for better support for people affected by dementia – an umbrella term which covers hundreds of different types, including the most common form of Alzheimer’s disease.
We are passionate about improving dementia support services for the local community. The idea for the foundation came from Greg Bamber, chairman of Caring Hands Group.
Greg said: “Through my role leading our family business, Caring Hands Group homecare services, I know how important it is that people affected by dementia get the support they need.
“Dementia is a very challenging condition which can cause great stress and upheaval for the person living with it and those around them. A diagnosis can also leave people feeling very daunted, isolated and alone – unsure of where they can turn for advice and assistance.
“This is where the Caring Hands Dementia Foundation will be able to help. Dementia can be a devastating condition, but when families are empowered with the right information and have access to appropriate support – whether that’s ensuring someone is taking the right medication, offering social support, or providing practical advice on issues such as benefits or housing rights – people can enjoy a good quality of life, and that is what we are trying to help people achieve through the foundation.”
Once the nurse is in place the charity will raise money to fund the position’s on-going development, whilst extending the work of the foundation.
The new charity shop is located at 42 Liverpool Road, PR1 0DQ and is open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 4pm.
Please donate your quality preloved items, they can be dropped off at the shop whenever the shop is open.
If you’re looking for a fundraising opportunity, speak to someone in store about how you can help us care for people with dementia.
If you or a loved one could benefit from the support of the Foundation contact us on 0800 138 1836.
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