Carefest II set to take South Yorkshire by storm

Following an incredibly successful inaugural year, Carefest is set to take place for the second year running on the 25th July at Thorncliffe Business Park in Chapeltown. Hosted by Dan Archer, the Managing Director of in-home care provider, Visiting Angels, the event was launched in 2021 to celebrate the collective achievements and unwavering commitment of carers, nurses, doctors, emergency services and other healthcare workers. And with the summer season well underway, it is a long-awaited opportunity for those workers to relax and enjoy the entertainment in the sun with their families.

“After the success of last year and having been able to see how much our dedicated carers were in need of a chance to blow off some steam, we had to put Carefest on again! 2022 has finally seen us wave goodbye to restrictions and the worst of how the pandemic impacted our lives, but the sacrifices and incredible dedication of our frontline staff shouldn’t be forgotten. Those in the healthcare industry and emergency services continue to put themselves under immense pressure every day to provide for those in need and, now we aren’t clapping for carers, we should show our gratitude more than ever.”

With live music, food and drinks being served throughout the day, Carefest II’s real family-fun feel will be another much-needed celebration for Dan’s carers – called Angels – as well as anyone else working in the sector and in frontline services. This year, all the proceeds raised at the event will be donated to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, which was chosen by the Angels themselves. And what’s more, attending Carefest is completely free of charge for all frontline workers.

Kay Radford, the General Manager of Visiting Angels South Yorkshire, believes it is events such as these that highlight the need for further industry-wide recognition of carers.

“Visiting Angels puts its carers before anyone else. And it’s through events like Carefest we can show how proud we are as a community and industry to have such exceptional and dedicated people representing our values and delivering our services. We hope that days like these are the catalyst for further industry-wide recognition of carers and frontline staff as, although it’s an important step towards showing carers how much they’re valued, there are plenty of employers out there who don’t put carer wellbeing at the heart of their businesses like we do. But for now, we can’t wait to have a day of celebrating in the sun with great food, drinks and live music!”

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For more information, contact Kelly Ayres at Rev PR on 07895 876745 or email more information or to speak with Dan Archer or Kay Radford, please contact Harry on 07519 963513 or
Image attached: Carefest 2021

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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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