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What’s cooking? Helping Hands have a recipe for charity success


The Stroud branch of Helping Hands Home Care hosted a bake sale and raffle to raise £337.11 and awareness for charity, Parkinson’s Care and Support UK, as part of Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Deborah Farrington, Branch Manager of Helping Hands Stroud, organised a bake sale and a raffle, all in aid of raising much-needed funds for Parkinson’s Care and Support UK. The local community responded to the fundraiser, with local businesses Tetbury Upholstery donating £200 and Baillie’s Bakery donating cakes. Branch staff and carers donated prizes for the raffle, including toiletries, chocolates and champagne.

Deborah said: “We have recently opened our branch in Stroud and have been looking forward to opening our doors and becoming part of the Stroud community. Many of our customers are affected by Parkinson’s and this affects them in all aspects of their daily living. We are happy to support Parkinson’s Care and Support UK by raising awareness and funds.”

Paul Gibbs, Area Care Manager, said: “Here at Helping Hands, we believe that it is really important to support charities that relate to conditions that impact our customers, it not only helps build awareness but also raises valuable funds to support these charities. It’s fantastic to see local businesses supporting us and the charity and is a great example of local businesses supporting the Stroud community.”

Helping Hands Home Care provide specialist Parkinson’s support, and with over 30 years of experience caring for over 40,000 customers, they have recently partnered with the charity to provide home care to more people living with the condition. Through the partnership, Parkinson’s Care and Support UK offer respite care to those who need it.

Helping Hands Stroud currently supports 60 customers in the area and employs 17 local carers.

If you would like more information on arranging care for you or a loved one, or are interested in becoming a carer, visit the Helping Hands website or call 0333 414 3885 for care.

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