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2nd September: Welcome September! Summer Is over, Hello Autumn. Grab a Cuppa & Give Us a Read for Your News and Collective Updates.

It’s Great British Lamb Week!

“The first week of September is always dedicated to the incredible taste, succulence and tenderness of Great British lamb. It’s a great opportunity highlight its versatility and flavour, whilst paying tribute to our superb sheep industry.

At Birtwhistles we’re extremely proud of our responsibly sourced, high quality, British lamb. We believe there’s no better way to mark the occasion than serving up some of Birtwhistles’ finest”.

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Husband Donates £1m to Alzheimer’s Society:

Malcolm Joyce made the donation to the Alzheimer’s Society after watching his wife Jean change over the last year of her life due to Alzheimer’s. However, instead of leaving the money behind in his will Mr Joyce decided to let the charity have his cash early on an impulse. Mr Joyce was made guest of honour at an Alzheimer’s Society event at Hexham Abbey on Thursday.

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Malcolm Joyce with wife Jean, credit: Family Photo
Malcolm’s generous gift is one of the largest donations the society has ever received from a supporter and will not only make a vital contribution towards advancing care and research for people living with dementia, but will help to reach out to and inspire others to support our fight against this devastating condition.
Thanks to his backing we will be able to ensure more people in the North East are aware of dementia and the support they can get. – Alzheimer’s Society Chief Executive, Jeremy Hughes.

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Brussels Are the NEW Kale! Sales Soar as Health Benefits Sprout Image Turnaround:

Famous for being the worst part of Christmas dinner, the Brussel sprout has a terrible reputation, with kids and adults alike often turning their noses up at the miniature cabbage. Despite its image problem, the sprout industry is worth approximately £650,000,000 and Britain consumes more Brussels than any country in Europe. That’s all about to change, for the better. Thanks to extraordinary nutritional benefits, the Brussels sprout is undergoing an image makeover, sending sales at Sainsbury’s soaring this summer.

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Blackpool’s Very Own Strictly Come Dancing with Dementia Returns:

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People living with dementia are being invited to throw some shapes at  Blackpool’s iconic ballroom on 14 October.

“We were delighted with how popular the Dancing with Dementia event proved to be last year – more than 500 attended including many people who deal with dementia on a day-to-day basis. We’re hoping that as many people will attend this year’s event as possible.” – Councillor Amy Cross, cabinet member for reducing health inequalities.

Local semi-professional dancers  will also take to the dance-floor and help the public get their boogie on. Tickets cost £9.50 per person and guests can also enjoy afternoon tea and dementia-friendly activities.

The Dancing with Dementia event at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom takes place on Friday 14 October at 11am until 3.30pm. To book your ticket or a place for a client in your care call 01253 476376.

Collective Purchasing Has Launched #CareHour! Come and Join Us Every Wednesday Between 2-3pm.

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Check out the recent article we featured in for #CareHour: Click here.

Price Spectrum:

Milk, Lamb, tea, rice, apples

Coffee, cocoa powder, potatoes, peppers

Milk to Meat:

This year is being characterised by high supplies of cow beef, especially from dairy cows, as the collapse in the EU milk market is taking its toll on dairy producers. Total cow slaughtering in the EU in the first half of 2016 increased eight per cent on a year earlier, provoking a sharp decline in cow prices- those poor cows!

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Furniture and Equipment Department:

Our dedicated furniture and equipment department can supply competitive prices for anything from towels and bed linen to care equipment and beds.

Make us your first stop – Whether you know the exact make and model you are after or need greater assistance on what to choose, we will give a no obligation quote on any item.

Our prices are competitive with a huge range of available suppliers to choose from.

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Contact Stephanie on:02380266922 for All Your Furniture and Equipment Needs – Whatever You Need, We Can Get It for You at a Good Price!