Carefest II is double the fun and double the carers

On Monday 25th July, local in-home care provider, Visiting Angels, hosted the second annual Carefest, celebrating the collective achievements and unwavering commitment of carers, nurses, doctors, emergency services and other healthcare workers. Carefest II was the long-awaited event that these keyworkers have needed to enjoy a day of relaxation and great food and drinks, complete with a live sound stage, a hog roast and more.

First created by Dan Archer, Managing Director of Visiting Angels, Carefest II is his way of celebrating his carers and to thank them for another incredible year providing a vital service to the community

“After the success of last year’s Carefest, I just had to do it again,” said Dan. “I’m delighted to have had another opportunity to show my gratitude for carers and other frontline staff, and it’s more important than ever for us to give something back now we aren’t clapping for carers. The world may have reopened, but the sacrifice these incredible workers make on a daily basis is something that can’t be ignored. Carefest has become a real opportunity for care staff and other key workers to blow off some steam and enjoy a stress-free day in the sun over the last couple of years, and it’s the least I can do!

“These devoted members of the community continue to keep elderly and vulnerable people living in Sheffield and the surrounding areas safe, and I already can’t wait for future opportunities to show them that their work doesn’t go unnoticed.”

Up by 30% from last year, 250 attendees enjoyed the sunshine for the free event, as local music acts Jessica Brett, Sam Connolly and Rapture underscored a well-earned rest for workers operating across various sectors. Face painting, home-made cakes, Sue’s Ice Cream, Nailmaker Brewery and The Travelling Pig showed their support for frontline workers, as Carefest II’s real family-fun feel took South Yorkshire by storm. A small fee was charged for drinks and food, with all funds going to this year’s charity partner, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which was chosen by Visiting Angel’s carers.

“This year, we raised almost £1000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice,” added Dan. “It’s the perfect time of year to celebrate our carers and key workers while giving something back to those in need, as Carefest II has also signified a year since we reopened our communities as Covid restrictions came to an end. We wouldn’t be here today without what these incredible people have done to contribute to those efforts.”

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Editor’s notes: For more information or to speak with Dan Archer, please contact Harry Myers on 07519 963513 or
Image attached: A variety of images taken at Carefest II.

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About Visiting Angels

In 2017, the Visiting Angels brand came to the UK under the expert leadership of Dan Archer. A franchise veteran and passionate ambassador for quality care at home, Dan launched the first UK office in October 2017. In less than 12 months, Visiting Angels Sheffield proved to be one of our most successful new franchises. Ever. Dan and his team were awarded ‘Best International Office’ at our 2018 Annual Conference in recognition of their exceptional performance and commitment to the Visiting Angels UK mission. Most care businesses, and in turn, most care franchises, will tell you that they put their clients first. And whilst we don’t disagree with the sentiment, we take a slightly different view on how to achieve it. We believe that to truly be successful in this pursuit, and to change the future of social care in the UK, we must actually put our carers at the heart of the business. For without them, there is no business. We describe this approach as "carer-centric".

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