Monthly Charities Awareness

As of 2019, we have been focusing on raising awareness of various charities through monthly charity campaigns. Our ‘Charity of the Month’ will have a higher presence on Ardens and will be discussed in our monthly webinars.

If you are running a charity event at your surgery, want to get involved or would like to recommend a future charity for us to support, please just get in touch with our Charities Manager Ella, [email protected].

January 2019

This January we are supporting the British Liver Trust, who improve awareness of the risks and causes of liver disease and provide care and support to patients, families and health professionals. We will be holding an office ‘Perk up your Liver!’ Coffee Break and our Senior Product Specialist James will be delivering a webinar.

Campaign: ‘Love Your Liver 2019′ in aid of the British Liver Trust

Webinar: Abnormal LFTs and NAFLD (Hosted by James Brown) – View Agenda

February 2019

‘Time to Talk day’ on the 7th February is a campaign that encourages people to have conversations about their mental health. This month we will be supporting the Mental Health Foundation, a leading Mental Health Charity that provides invaluable information and tools to anyone who’s experiencing a problem. Prevention is at the heart of everything they do, and their mission is to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health.

Our Product Specialist Nathan will be delivering a Mental Health Webinar and to promote office well-being, we will be taking part in weekly Yoga/Pilates sessions.

Campaign: ‘Time to Talk 2019’ in aid of the Mental Health Foundation

Webinar: Mental Health – SMI register, Mental Wellbeing (Hosted by Nathan Cavin)

  • Thursday 21st February at 13:15

March 2019

This March it is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and we will be supporting The Eve Appeal, a charity that funds pioneering research into finding out effective methods of risk prediction and earlier detection of Gynaecological Cancers. They are the only national charity aiming to raise awareness and funds to help protect women from these cancers.

Our Product Specialist Ailsa will be delivering a Cancer Webinar this month and the team will be taking part in a bake sale.

Campaign: ‘Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month’ in aid of The Eve Appeal

Webinar: Cancer (Hosted by Alisa Briggs) View Agenda

Thursday 21st March at 13.15 + Add to Calendar

April 2019

This April we are supporting the MS Society. Multiple Sclerosis is a condition that affects your brain and spinal cord. In MS, the coating that protects your nerves (myelin) is damaged and this causes a range of symptoms. The MS Society are a community who support people living with MS, they provide practical help and have ambitious plans for MS treatments, research and care and support. Their ultimate goal is to find a cure.

We are supporting a local runner Alex Abel who is running the London Marathon on behalf of the MS Society, to visit his Just Giving page please click here.

May 2019

It is Dementia Action Week 21st-27th May and we are supporting Age UK North Tyneside. They provide a number of vital services for older people experiencing Dementia in North Tyneside. This includes the Admiral Nursing Service and several Social and Activity Groups to help older people maintain social connections, reduce feelings of loneliness and therefore it’s crucial that these are kept running.

Our Product specialist Joel will be delivering a Dementia Webinar and to raise awareness the office will be taking part in an arts and crafts activity.

Campaign: ‘Dementia Action Week 2019′ in aid of Age UK North Tyneside

Webinar: Dementia & Frailty (Hosted by Joel Leigh) View Agenda

Tuesday 28th May at 13.15

June 2019

This June we are raising awareness of Anaphylaxis Campaign, who are the only UK charity solely supporting growing numbers of people at risk from severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. They have been providing information and support to patients and their families for over 25 years.

On the 1st June our office team will be running the Bournemouth Inflatable 5K in aid of Anaphylaxis Campaign, if you’d like to sponsor us please click here.

Thank you for your support.

October 2019

This October we are supporting the Motor Neurone Disease Association. MND affects up to 5,000 adults in the UK at any one time. It occurs when messages from the motor neurones gradually stop reaching the muscles. This leads the muscles to weaken, stiffen and waste affecting how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

MNDA provide lots of services for people experiencing MND including; a Connect helpline, a Communication aids service and various care centres and community services across the country.

We are supporting Katie Dowson who recently ran the London Marathon and will be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon this October, supporting MNDA in memory of her dad who sadly passed away from the disease last year. If you’d like to support Katie, you can visit her fundraising page here.