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24th June: Here is where you can get all the top news stories that we come across and what Collective Purchasing get up to on a weekly basis. So sit back, grab a cuppa and give The Weekly Vine a read.

#Continence Awareness Week – 20th-26th June 2016

World Continence Week (WCW) is an annual initiative managed and run by the International Continence Society (ICS). Its primary aim is to raise awareness of incontinence related issues.

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Vision of World Continence Week –

  • Globally facilitate continence awareness and promotion to improve health, wellness and quality of life.
  • Provide a reputable forum for those seeking information on Continence Promotion and therapies.
  • Create a worldwide network of events and organisations that will be recognised as leading authorities of Continence and Bladder and Bowel Health information.
  • Further establish Continence Awareness and promote a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment.

Price update corner:

Almond prices fall as US supplies improve: California is the world’s biggest almond producer and the biggest exporter of almonds to the UK, with shipments exceeding 13,000 tonnes last year.

Honey: An outbreak of American Foulbrood has been found in South Aberdeenshire. The disease affects colonies of honeybees by killing off bee larva – all infected hives have been destroyed.

Orange Juice: Citrus greening disease has affected orange trees in Florida.

Raisin prices have fallen 20% in the UK as stocks remain strong.

Sultanas are strong with around 350,000 tonnes to come from Turkey this season.

Hazelnut crop is forecast above 700,000 tonnes – up 2% from 2015.

Cashew nuts have reached a 10-year high due to the limited availability of the nut.

Tesco and Waitrose back #WasteNotWantNot:

The Grocer’s #WasteNotWantNot campaign is gaining lots of support from leading supermarkets. The world produces enough food to feed 13-14 billion people, but over half of this is wasted.

“There’s a huge amount of perfectly edible food and drink that is either incinerated or goes to landfill, and that cannot be right” – Adam Leyland, The Grocer.

Swimming lessons benefit dementia patients: 

Durham County Council is encouraging people living with dementia to take advantage of specialised design swimming lessons in County Durham.

For example, 86-year- old Fred Braithwaite from Barnard Castle swims at Teesdale Leisure Centre regularly to help him live well with dementia.

Fred use to run a sweet shop, a fish shop and also drove taxis, has been living with dementia for the past five years with his wife Jean being his full time carer. Since joining the swimming sessions, Jean has noticed how relaxed Fred is both during and after swimming. Jean said: “It’s made a big difference. He likes being in the water, it seems to relax Fred.

Start digging care homes, maybe all care homes should all have a swimming pool? ? 


‘A walk through Dementia’ is a new app that has been launched to bring a better understanding of how dementia patients feel on a daily basis.

Take a look for yourself here.

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What’s happening in Southampton this week?

  • Sky Ride Local Southampton – Hythe Calshot.
  • Forget Me Not Walk – Southampton Common | 26th June 2016, 10:00am – 12:00pm

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