Debbie Moore with the Local Angels for Jewish Care

Debbie Moore with the Local Angels for Jewish Care

Debbie Moore was invited as a guest speaker at a lunch in support of Jewish Care.

180 women enjoyed a high-energy lunch with Debbie, founder of Pineapple Dance Studios and the first woman to float a company on the London Stock Exchange.

The lunch, held on Wednesday, at the Marriott Hotel Waltham Abbey, raised over £18,000 to help support local services, for people age 3 to 103+, provided by Jewish Care in Redbridge.

Chair of Local Angels Committee, Gayle Klein told guests, “I’d like to thank Debbie Moore OBE for talking to us today and sharing her inspirational story with us, and for supporting Jewish Care and also thank the Committee for their hard work and all of our guests for their generosity and support which makes us so proud of everyone at the Local Angels events.

Speaking after the lunch, Debbie said, “It’s a real pleasure to be here today to speak at the Local Angels, it really feels like one big family. I’m pleased to support them to raise funds for Jewish Care who provide fantastic care for older people in the community and residential homes. I understand how important good care is having cared for my daughter and for my mother as she got older, and also how vital that support is for carers.

“Health is so important for us all and it’s good to know that Jewish Care are engaging older people in meaningful activities including dance and exercise at their community centres and homes. I feel passionate about the many positive benefits of dance and exercise, preventing many health problems, helping us to connect with others, feel good and generally improve well being and health and the wonderful thing is that there’s something for everyone and for all ages.”

Jewish Care is the largest health and social care charity for the UK’s Jewish community, caring directly for over 7,000 people every week. The organisation provides a wide range of services for older people, people with disabilities, mental health needs, visual impairment, as well as Holocaust survivors and refugees. Jewish Care also offers support and guidance to families, carers and the bereaved, as well as programmes for children and young people.

Julian Fellowes sculpted by Royal Sculptor Frances Segelman

Julian Fellowes and Debbie Moore

Debbie Moore attends a VIP charity event at the London Film Museum in aid of the Stroke Association.

Sculptor to HM The Queen, London based Frances Segelman sculpts Julian Fellowes on 29 September 2015.

Debbie Moore and Frances Segelman

Frances Segelman is known for her unique ability to magically capture life-like renditions of her sitters. She commented, “Julian Fellowes has such an interesting face to sculpt, I am delighted to create a bust of the man who comes up with all those tantalising Downton Abbey storylines.”

An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport, Frances Segelman works closely with the Stroke Association. in her role as a Life after Stroke Awards Creative Judge and founder of the Jack Petchey Back to Work Fund.

rances Segelman and sculpture

Debbie Moore recently sponsored a Haka workshop at Pineapple Dance Studios in aid of the Stroke Association.

In June 2015, at The Life After Stroke Awards Ceremony, Debbie presented the award for Professional Excellence to Margaret Mitchell MBE, a Community Nurse and Stroke Liaison Team Leader at Tayside Hospital in Dundee.

Life After Stroke Awards – Cheyenne McLaughlin looks back at last year’s experience

Life After Stroke Awards - Cheyenne McLaughlin

Cheyenne McLaughlin was the winner of the Carer’s Award at the 2014 Life After Stroke Awards.

Thirteen-year-old Cheyenne’s little sister Caitlin had a stroke before she was born. As a result of her stroke Caitlin developed extensive brain damage. Cheyenne has taken a very special role in Caitlin’s life, by becoming her eyes, her voice and her carer.

In a guest blog for the Stroke Association, Cheyenne talks about what she has been up to since picking up her award last year, including a special visit to Pineapple Dance Studios.

“After that we went to a dance room where I was taught an 11 step routine. I picked up on it quite fast!”

Click here to read Cheyenne’s blog on the Stroke Association blog.

Debbie Moore joins IDTC Faculty line-up for 2015

Debbie Moore was an invited guest speaker at the annual IDTC (International Dance Teacher Conference) at Kings College, University of London.

The weeklong events around the conference included a visit by delegates to Pineapple in Covent Garden, workshops, talks and networking events.

Debbie Moore and the cast of Downton Abbey support Great Britain’s Special Olympics team

Debbie Moore and Rob James-Collier

Debbie Moore joined the cast of ITV’s hit period drama Downton Abbey at a fundraising event in support of Great Britain’s Special Olympics team.

Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt and the show’s creator Julian Fellowes were among those who attended the gala dinner at the Landmark hotel in central London.

The money raised will help children and adults with intellectual disabilities get involved in sport. The Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held in Los Angeles on July 25 to August 2, 2015.

Click here to visit the Express website for more images of Debbie with the cast of Downton Abbey.


Debbie Moore presents the Professional Excellence Award at The Life After Stroke Awards Ceremony 2015

Debbie Moore presents the Professional Excellence Award at The Life After Stroke Awards Ceremony 2015

Continuing a long association with the Stroke Association, Debbie Moore attended The Life After Stroke Awards Ceremony on Thursday 25th June at the Rosewood London.

Debbie presented the award to Margaret Mitchell MBE, a Community Nurse and Stroke Liaison Team Leader at Tayside Hospital in Dundee.

Margaret has spent the past four-and-a-half decades in nursing and in recent years has been involved in the care of stroke survivors in Tayside.

She has transformed the lives of stroke survivors in and around Dundee, to the extent that she was recently awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to healthcare.