Optalis hosted a Soup Event at Westmead Day Centre to bring the community together and give local organisations the opportunity to raise awareness and pitch for funding for their community project.
The Brokerage and Professional Support team recently raised nearly £700 for the Medical Assistance Sierra Leone Charity, which is supporting the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
April 28 to May 4 was national Good Care Week, and as part of the week-long celebrations at Optalis, teams across our sites decided to raise money for the MS Trust’s Be Bold In Blue campaign (also running during the exact same week).
On Tuesday January 7, representatives from three local stroke clubs visited Optalis' Head Office at Trinity Court to be presented with donation cheques.
On Thursday December 5, Optalis held its second annual Pub Quiz for staff. The event was organised again due to the storming success of the event last year, where hundreds of pounds were raised for local charity The Link Visiting Scheme.
This month, staff from Optalis teams joined forces to raise money for Children In Need. Staff members raised a total of £310 for the cause, by organising fundraising activities such as "wear your onesie to work day", raffles, a "name the bear" competition, cake-selling, and a sponsored swim.
Our day service for older people based at Pinehaven Day Centre and Cockayne Court sheltered accommodation, holds its annual summer fete on Friday July 26, 2013 between 11am and 3pm. Stalls will sell arts and crafts and plants, amongst other wares, and there will be facepainting, live music, and raffles.
During December, our staff raised a total of £635.50 for local charity The Link Visiting Scheme through raffle ticket sales and a pub quiz event for staff (held at the Molly Millar Pub)
Optalis raised a total of £600 last week for local charity The Link Visiting Scheme through a raffle and a pub quiz event for staff on December 12.
This year, our Learning Disability Day Service (based in Wokingham, Earley, and Woodley) decided that they wanted to do something to help the local community. They decided to collect tins of food and other non-perishable items for the Salvation Army, who have a base in Lower Earley.
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