Braving The Shave!!

One of our team members, Gillian, is soon to be ‘Braving the Shave’ to fundraise for MacMillan Cancer Support!!

Gillian is raising funds and awareness for this very worthy cause in memory of her best friend, Sara Barker, and another friend’s husband, Grahame Booth – both of whom lost their battles with cancer.

The shave is taking place on Saturday 12th October – and we’ll be sure to share the ‘after’ pictures as soon as possible!

The pic above shows Gillian’s current hairstyle (lots of long hair) – so the shave will be a dramatic – and rather cold – change as we head into the winter months!

To find out more about the fundraising effort, and to donate to this fantastic cause, please take a look here:



We’re Dementia Friendly…

The Shepherd Partnership recently signed up to the Skipton and South Craven Dementia Action Alliance; a network of businesses and organisations who connect, share best practice and take action on dementia.

We signed up to the Alliance as we have a number of elderly clients, some of whom are affected by dementia.

We have developed an action plan which includes delivering ‘dementia friends’ training to our staff and, where necessary, carrying out home visits to clients affected by dementia.

If you have any questions about our involvement in the Skipton and South Craven Dementia Action Alliance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Macmillan Coffee Morning at Shepherd Partnership

MacmillanWe are delighted to announce we are holding a coffee morning at our Skipton office, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Join us on Friday 10th October between 9am and 12noon for tea, coffee and cake!

There will be a donation box and feel free to bring your own cakes if you want to.

See left for full details, and we hope to see you there!

Thank you for your support x

Marathon Update: 26.2 miles ran & over £900.00 raised

Adam enjoys a well-deserved beer!

Adam enjoys a well-deserved beer!

We’re pleased to announce that on Sunday 20th May 2012 Adam Dutton – a Director at the Shepherd Partnership – completed the 26.2-mile Windermere Marathon, raising over £900.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society. A number of friends, family, and Shepherd Partnership clients have very kindly supported Adam with this challenge, and he like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their well wishes and sponsorship.

In total 773 people took part in the Windermere marathon this year; the winner completed the course in 2 hours 45 minutes and last person came in after 7 hours 5 minutes. 

Adam’s finishing time was 3 hours 35 minutes and he came in 94th overall and 20th in his age category (No wonder he could hardly walk!).

Adam wanted to take part in this event to support such a fantastic cause. His gran will be 95 this year and has lived with Alzheimer’s for a number of years, so this is a charity that really does matter to him.

Unfortunately it’s a fact that many more of us will experience Alzheimer’s too at some point in our lives. In fact, there are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2021. 

Adam is delighted to be able to handover more than £900.00 to the Alzheimers Society, an amount that will undoubtably make a difference. It’s really made all the effort and pain well worthwhile for him. 

You can view Adam’s online sponsorship page and all the encouraging comments he received at

Thanks again.

Shepherd Partnership Director all set for marathon success

On Sunday 20th May 2012 Adam Dutton – a Director at The Shepherd Partnership – will be running the 26.2 mile Windermere Marathon and raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. 

Adam is a keen runner and has seen the devastating effects of Alzheimers first-hand so wanted to take part in this event to help make a difference to this fantastic cause.

Unfortunately it’s a fact that many more of us will experience Alzheimer’s too at some point in our lives. In fact, there are currently 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2021.

Adam has already received numerous generous donations from customers, friends, and colleagues. If you feel you would like to and are able to make even a small donation and give Adam an even bigger reason to complete this challenge, your contribution would be very welcome.

You can donate online at You can also read more about the Alzheimer’s Society at Thank you for your time and support.