The Mayor of Shrewsbury cllr Elisabeth Roberts has nominated Omega, the National Association of End of Life Care as one of her Charities of the Year at last week’s Mayor Making Ceremony.
Omega is a friendly end of life charity that aims to improve the lives of frail-elderly people through compassionate befriending and support. Its primary focus is to tackle the loneliness and isolation that can arise as a result of life-limiting illness, caregiving, bereavement and ageing.
Thomas Memery, Omega’s director, said. “Omega is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year. We are delighted that the Mayor has recognised that so many local people are struggling in isolation. We are determined to continue working collaboratively to bring the power of connection in later life to more Shrewsbury residents.
“We invite like-minded organisations, individuals of all ages and businesses to join with us to support the Mayor and the Town Council to reach out to those who are often left behind. We always warmly welcome exceptional volunteers with professional and lived experience of the pressing end of life issues faced by our vulnerable clients.”
The other local charity chosen by the Mayor is Harlescott Community Hub.
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