A team of approximately 40 Myerson staff and their friends and family have successfully completed the Cheshire Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £13,000 for Francis House Children’s Hospice in Didsbury, the Counselling and Family Centre in Altrincham and the Weekend Day Centre for Dementia Care in Stockport.

This was a tough challenge as the Myerson team conquered the three highest peaks in Macclesfield – Tegg’s Nose, Shutlingsloe and Shining Tor.  A total distance of 13.6 miles was travelled and which covered some very steep terrain. 

The event was hosted by Francis House Children’s Hospice and in total, the Myerson team raised just over £8,000 for Francis House.  Further donations of just over £2,600 will also be sent to both the Counselling and Family Centre in Altrincham and the Weekend Day Centre for Dementia Care in Stockport who are Myerson’s chosen charities for September 2016 to August 2018. 

Francis House provides a “home from home” where families can receive professional care, support and friendship.  Francis House is open to all families who have children diagnosed as having a life threatening or life limiting condition and are under sixteen years of age on referral.  Care is given free of charge and regardless of faith of cultural background.  For more information about Francis House Children’s Hospice please visit www.francishouse.org.uk.

The Weekend Day Centre (WDC) provides informal weekend and bank holiday care facility for people suffering from dementia and their carers within the Stockport borough, including Marple.  The WDC is open every weekend and bank holiday throughout the year (except Christmas Day). It provides day care for up to 40 dementia patients each day. Carers are also welcome to attend or have a break at home for the day. The Centre offers a wide range of activities and entertainment to suit all tastes and abilities for people who live with dementia.  The Centre celebrates all personal, national and important events and also takes care of any personal care needs as and when required and provides breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

The Counselling & Family Centre (CFC) currently offers counselling, support groups, courses and supported volunteering opportunities from its centre in Altrincham and at other locations across Trafford and Manchester.  This vital support is offered free of charge to families on lower incomes entirely due to the generosity of funders and donors. No one is turned away, it does not matter what the postcode or the problem, the first appointment simply takes a phone call or an email. A team of 35 counsellors and 5 clinical supervisors ensures that client appointments, group support and courses are available from 9am to 9.00pm weekdays and on Saturday mornings.  Within the team are many specialist counsellors, enabling the charity to provide counselling support across a broad range of issues for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 17 years, for adult individuals, couples, families, families struggling to cope with the impact of addiction within their family unit, and for parents with perinatal issues.