Wow…. What an afternoon!!
What a fantastic afternoon we all had at the Carers Vintage Afternoon Tea Party at St Peters Pavilion. The joint celebration for Carers Week and Her Majesty the Queens 90th Birthday, brought carers together to enjoy afternoon tea, live music and dance from Cotton Town Hot Club dancers. There was also a fancy dress competition and carers really entered into the spirit of things to help create the ambiance for the afternoon.
Amongst the waiters on were staff and volunteers ….. there was even a Victorian maid who popped along to give a lift and what a good help she was too. Take a look at some of the photographs on the Carers Centres website https://www.facebook.com/pat.millward.31/?fref=ts.
Here's what some of the carers had to say about the event:-
"A bit dubious initially but the event was great- nice company, beautifully laid out, lovely theme. Thank you"
"Enjoyed the Vintage Tea Party very much indeed- Many thanks to the Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre and the Volunteers. Please do it again soon."
"We had a lovely afternoon. It was a break from hospital/ Docs appointments"
"Absolutely brilliant afternoon. I didn’t expect it to be as fantastic as it was. Lovely staff, tea, sandwiches and cakes and scones. Thank you to all involved."
Special thanks to everyone that attended, Carers Trust who funded the event, Butterfly Bakes, Fairy House Estates, Lynda from Museum of Wigan Life who all offered their support for the event and Heidi Roberts and Gareth Winnard from Corkills Volkswagen who kindly donated the first prize of a Luxury Car for the Weekend.
Congratulations to all our Raffle Ticket Winners below:-
1st- Ivor Kitson 0229
2nd-Jen Atkins 0324
3rd- Kay Kitson 0222
4th- Janet Burtonwood 0235
5th- Stef Wilkinson 0022
6th- N Burtonwood 0241
All raffle prize winners have now been notified.
If you would like to see what other opportunities we have for registered carers to get involved in, take a look at the Training, events and activities section of the website or contact the Carers Centre on 01942 705959
New Carers Discount Card
The Carers Discount Card is an exciting new initiative from Wigan Council, Wigan andLeigh Carers Centre and Wigan and Leigh Young Carers for Carers. which recognises Carers as well as offering discounts to carers from various local businesses to make life that little bit easier. To find out more click here .
Invitation to local Businesses to join the Carers Discount Card Scheme
With over 4,500 unpaid carers in the Wigan Borough registered with the Carers Centre (and increasing all the time), local businesses are invited to join the scheme and enjoy the benefits which could include:
- Increased footfall of customers through the door
- Helping businesses to demonstrate their corporate social responsibility
- Free publicity for businesses on the the Carers Discount local offer link
Carers will be made aware of the businesses that are participating in the scheme by looking out for the Carers Discount Card logo displayed in the windows of local shops and businesses.
To register your business or to find out further information on how to join, contact Gail at Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre.