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Introducing Approach’s New Day Care Group-Branching Out

Approach is pleased to offer a new type of Day Care Group for people living with dementia. Approach has been providing specialist day groups for people living with dementia and related health issues for many years. In 2014 following requests from some group members and their carers Approach started running men only supported day groups…


JTF Discount Warehouse Donate to Local Good Causes and Charities to Celebrate Their 40th Birthday

To celebrate their 40th Birthday, JTF Discount Warehouse have kindly donated over 1000 teabags and two jars of coffee for our Carers Cafes- That’s enough to keep our Carers at our 7 monthly Cafes going for a while! JTF have also donated gardening tools, bulbs and seeds and plant food so our Men in Sheds…


Mr and Mrs Hayward Enjoy Two Mayoral Visits as Part of Approach’s My Day My Way Service

Mr and Mrs Hayward of our My Day My Way service have recently enjoyed two Mayoral occasions, thanks to their Support Worker, Pete. Mr and Mrs Hayward both have a keen interest in Mayoral history; which is an interest shared by their Support Worker, Pete. Pete kindly arranged a visit to the Lord Mayor’s Parlour…


Councillor Lilian Dodd Raises £10,000 for Approach During her Year as Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent

Over £30,000 has been raised for Councillor Dodd’s three chosen charities, Equal Chances, Stoke-on-Trent Foodback and Approach. Our Fundraising and Volunteer Co-ordinator, Hannah and Training Officer, Gaynor were thrilled to be invited to the Lord Mayor’s Parlour to accept a cheque for £10,000! We are so grateful that we will benefit from Councillor Dodd’s relentless…


Alfie and friends complete running challenge to say thank you for dementia support given to his family

Alfie and Xanthe Sheldon along with their neighbours Grace and Harry Brookes have completed a running challenge to raise funds for Approach. The determined neighbourhood friends took part in their own running challenge to say thank you for the support given to Alfie and Xanthe’s much-loved Granddad, Brian. Alfie wrote a very heartfelt letter to…


Richmond Street Allotment’s 27th Produce Show will Raise Funds for Approach

Richmond Street Allotment based in Stoke are holding their 27th annual produce show on Saturday 31st August 2019. This year, sales and funds raised from the event will be donated to Approach to support our dementia care services. There will be loads to do for the whole family including brewing demos, sampling seasonal produce and…


Wonder TV are Commissioned to Create a BBC Documentary about Dementia and Need Your Help!

We have been contacted by a TV production company – Wonder TV – who have been commissioned by the BBC to make a documentary about people living with dementia. Would you or someone you know be interested in taking part in this film? Please pass on the poster and information below – you can either…


A Walk to Remember 2019…We Raised £2,464!

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Walk to Remember on Sunday 2nd June. We had a wonderful morning walking…despite the drizzly weather!       A special thank you to Edmundson Electrical for very kindly sponsoring the event Thank you to Staffordshire Police Cadets for marshalling and their continued support at our…


Approach to Hold Monthly Dementia Information Stalls at The Royal Stoke University Hospital

Approach is pleased to be working in conjunction with the lead Dementia Nurse at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to hold monthly dementia information stalls at The Royal Stoke University Hospital to offer patients, carers and relatives support and information. Our first information stall will be in the Hospital Foyer on Thursday 24th…


Kate’s Dream Riders Raise £425 From Their Ride to Llandudno

Kate’s Dream Riders have raised an outstanding £425 for Approach following their ride out to Llandudno. The motorcycle group was initially set up to raise funds to support their name sake, Kate Madeley fund her bucket list dreams after she was diagnosed with cancer. The group also now fundraise to help other local causes continue…


The Association of Mirpur Welfare Fund Generously Donate £250 to Approach

Thank you to The Association of Mirpur Welfare Fund who popped into our office to present us with a cheque for £250. The Association of Mirpur Welfare Fund do fantastic work in supporting members of our community with matters such as benefits, passports, immigration, housing. The charity is also passionate about integrating and interacting with…


British Retailer Marks and Spencer Raise Funds for Approach

In early 2018, Marks and Spencer’s Hanley store chose to support Approach as their Charity of the Year. Employees at the Hanley store were keen to support Approach through this initiative since a number of staff members have in some way been affected by dementia and have used Approach’s Carer’s Cafés and Training services. Phil…


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