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Daybreak's Fun Run

Ryan writes:
My name is Ryan Rushton. I have worked for Midcounties Co-operative for over 6 years now working in the Energy sector of the business. Another role I undertake within the Society is as a Regional Ambassador for our Kidlington and North West Oxford Regional Community Group. The group works with fellow colleagues and ‘Active Members’ to carry out volunteer work, fundraising for our local charity partner, distribute grant funding to local community groups and working closely to and supporting the local community.

Running for a local cause

Last month Midcounties Co-operative (Kidlington & North West Oxford Regional Community Group) volunteered to help at the Daybreak Oxford 5k Fun Run. This is the only community running event in Kidlington and is designed to encourage and inspire all ages to try a running race. The fun run is for adults and older children together with a 1km run for all the family, the venue was at the Stratfield Brake Sports Ground and the event was really well organised by the Daybreak team, the event raised over £700 for this great cause.

A little encouragement along the way.

Three day centres in Oxfordshire

Daybreak runs three day centres, or Clubs, in Oxfordshire providing care and support to help people live well with dementia. These are Daybreak Rosewood in Greater Leys, Daybreak Lilacs in Kidlington and Daybreak Limes in North Oxford. The staff at Daybreak are committed to providing a friendly, welcoming and stimulating environment for people living with dementia. As well as companionship, they offer a wide variety of activities including gentle exercise programmes, games to provide mental stimulation and music therapy. The power of music to unlock memories and enable social interaction is an increasingly key feature of dementia care. It seems to reach parts of the damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot.

We made it!

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