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Celebrating 21 years of Caring in Staffordshire

A Sad Goodbye to a Dear Friend
 
It is with deep regret that we have to inform you that our Patron of many years, The Dowager Countess of Harrowby, known affectionately by us all as Lady Harrowby, sadly died peacefully on 1st May with her family by her side. This came as a shock to us all and we send our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends at this very sad time.
Lady Harrowby was a staunch supporter of CASS, attending many events, groups and Board meetings. She will also be remembered by individual Carers for her empathy, kindness and understanding. The Board of Trustees, CASS employees and volunteers will miss her immensly as she was loved by everyone who came into contact with her.
There will a private family funeral and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
A Lady not only in name but also in nature.
 
Colin Smith MBE – Chair Of Trustees
Karen Leighton – Chief Operating Officer

 

Why not come along to some of our Community events this month. There’s plenty to suit all tastes !

“CASS invites family Carers to join us for our Swinging 60s Carers Celebration in Carers Week 2019 **booking is essential** it’s completely free, but we expect it to be very popular so book ASAP to avoid disappointment!”
Aberdovey Bike Ride, 18 Jun 2019 to 21 Jun 2019
Sally Harrington
Sally Harrington writes – My partner David came home in April 2018 after spending 14 months in a nursing home and I retired so that I could care for him. Being a Carer can be challenging, stressful and frustrating at times.
I am very fortunate to have great support from my family, friends and David’s dementia team. It’s also good to know that CASS The Carers Association is there as support too.
CASS The Carers Association is the only organisation that focuses solely on supporting Carers in Southern Staffordshire. They provide a wide range of essential support to Adult Carers, from information, advice and training to emotional support and social activities.
Please visit Sally’s Just Giving site to read more and contribute  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sally-harrington13

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 We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our Board of Directors here at CASS.
The role is voluntary however expenses for travel will be paid. Contact CASS on 01785 222365 now for more details or read the ‘Role Description of CASS Directors’ under the menu item ‘Our Directors’ above. We’d love to have you on board and it’s a great way of using your personal skills outside of your normal daily life.
Why not give CASS a call to arrange an informal chat before you decide.