We’re delighted to announce that our Charity of the Year for 2020 is ALIVE – Lighting Up Later Life.
Alive are one of the leading practitioners in the UK of meaningful activity for older people in care. They light up later life through activity sessions, training for care staff and connecting care homes and older people with their wider community.
Alive are passionate about enabling and empowering all older people in care and in the community. Participants help to shape the content and direction of Alive sessions and projects, which include the use of new technology, guided reminiscence, creative arts, gardening, energising and physical activities and often include link ups with local schools and youth groups.
“Alive are proven to impact positively on older people in the expression of personal identity, enabling of personal choice, interaction with others and general well-being. Their training and mentoring is found to have contributed to positive changes in the culture of care and practice within the care settings.” Arts evaluation experts Willis Newson in collaboration with the University of the West of England.
Meade King staff nominate charities that are close to their own hearts, then the whole firm votes on the nominations. The charity with the most votes becomes our Charity of the Year.
“This is not only a wonderful charity; it was the overwhelming choice of our staff and offers great opportunities for them to be actively involved.” James Hawkins, Managing Partner, Meade King.
Isobel Jones, CEO of Alive said: "We are delighted that Meade King has chosen Alive as their Charity of the Year. This is a tremendous opportunity to really benefit vulnerable older people in our community and we are looking forward to working together over the next 12 months."
We will keep you updated throughout the year as to all the various fundraising initiatives we will be organising to help support this wonderful charity.
In the meantime, please do read more about the wonderful work they do HERE
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