Optalis get Bold in Blue for Good Care Week!
07 May 2014
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).
During last week, Optalis staff raised a total of £325.00 for the MS Trust. Sites across the organisation ran blue-themed activities, some of which included:
- Trinity Court staff dressing in blue, selling blue cakes and blue jam, MS Trust wristbands, and small metal MS Trust pins/brooches.
- Over at Shute End, Optalis’ Brokerage and Support Team dressed in blue, sold blue baked goods, and held a Blue Quiz!
- Our Day Service (based at the Acorn Community Centre in Wokingham) held a ‘Blue and New’ tombola, dressed in blue, sold blue snacks, and held a guessing game.
And, to round off the week, on Friday, all services received sweet and yummy ‘Good Care Week’ chocolate cakes courtesy of Head Office - to say thank you for their work.
Kelly Boston, community fundraising assistant at the MS Trust, said: “The MS Trust is thrilled that Optalis put so much thought and effort into their Be Bold in Blue fundraiser. The £325.00 they have raised means so much to a small charity like the MS Trust as it is only with the support of people such as those at Optalis that we can continue to support the 100,000 people in UK with MS.”
Mette Jakobsen, partnerships director at Optalis, said: “We support people affected by MS every day and so we know and understand the impact that it can have on the individual and their loved ones. We were thrilled to be able to support the MS Trust in their work which is so important to so many people, doing our little bit to raise awareness and much needed funds. We also had a lot of fun bringing staff together about a subject they really care about.”
More information about the MS Trust at: www.mstrust.org.uk
Optalis triumph at Great British Care Awards!
Rebecca, who works at Suffolk Lodge Care Home, won a regional award last year but walked away from the Great British Care Awards final on Saturday (April 26) with the top prize in her category of 'Care Home Coordinator'.