HODDER VALLEY SHOW Saturday 14th September 2013
Crossroads Care Fun Dog Show Scruffiest in show – Tilly 2 year old Heinz 57 with Oliver Marsden Most like their owner – Padsy 1 year old Terrier with Kitty Isherwood Most caring eyes – Elfie 10 month old King Charles with Ellen Carrington Rolands choice – Bobby 2 year old Miniature Poodle with Madeleine Oyston
SHEEP SHEARING AT WEST BRADFORD
Friday 2nd August A splendid evening at West Bradford Village hall organised by Ribblesdale Rotary Club with Crossroads Care RV benefiting from the profits. A delightful ‘Dog Run’ by Mr Carlton and Ann his sheep dog started the evening and enjoyed by some 150 people or more. Then supper followed and finally a Sheep Shearing demonstration by Rotarian Richard Schofield and his team, which was extremely entertaining and informative. Richard is also a Trustee of Crossroads.
Our manager, Laura Grasby has been and gone and got promoted to a management job with Abbeyfields at Clitheroe. She has been with us six years, at first for a few months, as Care Manager and then as Scheme Manager. In her time with us we have seen the work we do and the carer support workers who do it, more than double. During this time she has combined her personal attributes of understanding, patience and real love of her work, her considerable general management skills together with her clinical background to bring about real empathy with, and understanding of, carers and their cared-for family members. We wish her well in the new job and she takes with her our thanks for the recent success of the company and our very best wishes. We now look forward to making an early appointment of a new manager.
This year we celebrate 25 years of Caring for Carers in Crossroads Care Ribble Valley, Half a dozen of our original management committee remain with us as Directors of the Ltd company and Trustees of the registered charity that is Crossroads Care Ribble Valley. We are extremely grateful to them for their collective experience and wisdom which combines with the skills and comitment of their newer colleagues to form the Board that oversees the work of the scheme. We feel that 25 years of voluntary service (and in some senses, of survival, in a competitive market where the commissioners of social care do their level best to get the service for the most economic price they can) is a matter for celebration. It is also a matter of celebration and thanking again, our great team of dedicated carer-support workers who, by assisting families with the task of caring, enable so many people to remain in their own home, for as long as possible. And that, we believe, is what most of us would want for ourselves. A small group comprising a Trustee and two members of staff have organised a celebratory dinner dance, which was advertised earlier, as a fitting way of marking our continuous service to the community in Ribble Valley. Our 200 Club, launched a couple of months ago, is the practical expression of our fundrasing in this jubilee year. The club continues to grow towards the target number and applications to join are available from the office.
New Manager Appointed
WE are very pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Fish as Manager of Crossroads Care Ribble Valley. Christine comes to us with a great deal of managerial experience most of it in the voluntary sector. She is currently CEO at Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CVS. We wish Chris (who will be known as Chris to avoid identity crisis in our office) very best wishes as she tackles a great job on behalf of carers In Ribble Valley and the Board of Trustees looks forward very much to working with her.