UKTelehealthcare, the membership association which supports health and care professionals and suppliers in delivering the widest choice and range of appropriate Technology Enabled Care Services, announced the retirement of John Chambers. Mr Chambers and Doug Miles founded the holding company of UKTelehealthcare, London Telecare Ltd., in 2005. He stepped down as a director at the end of November but will continue to be involved through his shareholding and consulting, especially in PR and marketing. Mr Miles will remain as a director and Chairman. Taking the roles of managing director and company secretary are Gerry Allmark, who joined UKTelehealthcare from Bosch Healthcare three years ago, and Julia Allmark, an IT specialist. Release (top of news page).
TTA also happily supported the Dementia Dog fundraiser in memory of Tynetec’s Billy and Lisa Graham that achieved their £15,000 goal on JustGiving to train a dog to support people with dementia [TTA 5 Dec]. Up on Twitter is a 30-second snippet of a program dog trainer explaining the bonding process. According to the JustGiving listing, Independent For Longer will be following the dog’s progress during training; also see #DogsforGoodUK. Both UK Telehealthcare and Tynetec (Legrand) are long-time supporters of this website.
Updated Tynetec has announced via Twitter that the £15,000 goal has been exceeded for Dementia Dog. Thanks to our Readers who donated on our 9 Nov article and retweets, Tynetec and all donors!
Local fundraisers in Perthshire have raised £11,000 (as of 5 Dec, £15,000) for dementia assistance dogs in memory of Billy and Lisa Graham, who while on holiday were tragically killed in the June 2015 Tunisia beach shooting. As Editor Charles wrote then, “Billy was well loved and respected in the industry, working in Scotland as Business Development Manager for Tynetec, and previously with Chubb. As such, even if readers did not know him personally, there is a high probability that they will have attended many conferences and exhibitions where he was also present.”
The beneficiary is Dementia Dog, which funds specially trained dogs to help and support people living with dementia in their activities of daily living, such as taking their medicine. Former colleagues and friends of the Grahams helped to raise the money as a permanent tribute to the couple by combining two things close to them–to help those with dementia and their love of dogs. The fundraising site is open to all and located on JustGiving, with all donations going to Alzheimer Scotland. A worthy cause indeed and a lovely way to remember the Grahams. More information and the story behind the fundraisers is in the Scottish Daily Record. Hat tip to Tynetec on Twitter; Tynetec has been a long time supporter of this publication.