The Practice together with our Patient Group run a number of different groups for our patients:-
- Contact the Elderly Tea Parties
- Bereavement Support Group
- Walking Group
- Memory Cafe
- Ladies Group
If you wish to participate or help with any of our groups please speak to Lorraine or Judith at the Practice. If you have ideas for any new groups please feel free to speak to us about them.
The Practice together with our Patient Group are committed to raising money for a number of local charities throughout the year. Without your support this would not be possible. Below are our latest fundraising events.
Our chosen charity this year if Warrington Deaf Society. We will be hosting a fundraising event in early December together with our yearly raffle and christmas jumper week.
Warrington Deaf Society is a Charity and self funding organisation, they rely on fund raising, donations, also income from the renting of rooms within the building, all funds raised are used to support the Deaf community in variety of ways.
There are day trips out and trips to other Deaf clubs, many social events, the main ones being the Bingo events. We have Quiz nights, there will be a spiritulist evening soon to. There are Christmas, Easter and Halloween Parties for the Children and adults to.There are two snooker teams .
The club has many members, Deaf people, Hard of Hearing People, Deaf Blind people, Deaf people with additional needs, families of Deaf people .
There is a church within the building to meet the religious needs of the Deaf community as it can be difficult for Deaf people to access mainstream services due to the communication issue.
The club room has recently been refurbished and most of the work has been undertaken by Deaf people themselves as they take so much pride in the centre , the refurbishment has meant that the club room is suitable to hire, again this in another way for them to generate income for the upkeep of the building.
The Deaf club is a social hub for Deaf people and it is used on a regular basis, providing a comfortable relaxing and accessible environment for Deaf people where people can communicate in their language BSL ( British Sign Language ).
The Warrington Deaf Choir raise funds for the centre too and also raise the profile of Deafness with their performances
We raised money for the homeless of Warrington namely the Salvation Army, James Lee House. We did this by hosting a coffee morning and having a yearly raffle and the Practice Team wore Christmas Jumpers for a week in exchange for a donation to the charity. We also asked for donations of toiletries and towels which James Lee House are always in need of. We are continuing to accept donations of toiletries and towels.
Our chosen Charity for 2017 is the Walton Lea Project. Together with our Patient Participation Group, we held a fundraising event on 12 December 2017. Staff from the Practice donated money in exchange for wearing Christmas Jumpers. The Walton Lea Project are a local charity who provide supported employment for adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems, mobility issues and early onset Alzheimers. For more information of the work the Project do please visit their website http://www.waltonlea.org.uk/
We are pleased to announce that your generous donations and support helped us raise £443.00.
Thank you for your continued support
Contact the Elderly Tea Parties
Staff and members of our Patient Participation Group host Tea Parties approximately every four to six weeks for patients who are elderly, live on their own, have little contact with family and friends and may find it difficult to get out and about. We regularly have guest speakers at our parties as well as taking our guests out to the theatre and for afternoon tea.
Following a presentation by a representative from Contact the Elderly, the staff and members of our Patient Participation Group (PPG) decided to set up our own Tea Party for some of our elderly patients.
The GPs, Nurses and reception staff identified patients they felt would benefit from the event and we set a date for our first Tea Party in June 2016. Since then the Group has gone from strength to strength and we currently have 7 patients, both male and female who attend the Group approximately every4 - 6 weeks. During the Tea Party we enjoy endless cups of tea and coffee, cake and sandwiches and lots of chat.
Some of the Tea Parties are just spent having a chat while others are themed. At our December Tea Party some members of The Centenary Theatre Society entertained us with carols and we enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine. We have had informative talks on Warrington Walking Day, borrowed memory boxes from Warrington Museum which encourages the group to talk about their lives when they were younger.
It has given the staff the opportunity to see beyond the patient and we have developed a strong bond with the members. It has also led to any of the members who have a concern, whether it be medical or just for advice, having a friendly face to turn to and talk to.
The staff and PPG provide the food and Springfields Medical Centre supply the tea and coffee.
We were delighted that Warrington Borough Council chose us as their local charity for 2017 and have to date raised over £500 to support the group through various fundraisers including a Wimbledon Afternoon Tea and Macmillan Coffee morning.
With this money we have booked a trip to the Theatre and lunch for the Group and hope to be able to organise other such events in the future.
We also received a donation from Warrington Mason's
Some of the comments we have received from the Group are that the tea parties are a lifeline on a Sunday afternoon as often they feel quite isolated on this day and there are limited things going on as most people spend the time with their families.
We also have a patient who regularly contributes her home made cakes to our tea parties for which we are very grateful.
Springfields Ladies Group
Looking to make new friends? Share coffee, conversation, lunch and even day trips out?
Why not come along to our Ladies Group.
For further information please contact Jill Anderton, Tel 07714 343 294 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Practice is committed to supporting both patients and their carers who are suffering from memory difficulties.
On 25 May 2018 we launched our Memory Cafe
come and join us for a chat and for further information
The cafe takes place on the last Friday of every month between 1 and 2.30 pm in the downstairs group room, Springfields Medical Centre, Legh Street, Warrington.
We hope you can join us
Our walking group meets every Thursday at 10.30 am in our reception area at Springfields Medical Centre.
The walk is a flat 1 mile walk around the local area. This is ideal for patients looking to kick start their exercise again
For more information please contact Judith or Lorraine at the surgery
WARRINGTON PARKRUN, JOG OR WALK
The Practice is a Parkrun Practice and we actively support patients getting involved in this activity to help promote and maintain a healthy lifestyle. All abilities are welcome. For further information please see https://www.parkrun.org.uk/warrington/