Dr Gail Lese, Founder, Chairman and CEO, of mee healthcare, said:
“It is an honour and a pleasure to make sure that everyone has access to high quality and affordable healthcare. That is our commitment at mee healthcare. Due to the very strong demand by customers for mee services and products at our first three centres in Leeds, Ely, and Cheltenham, I’m delighted that we are continuing to extend our relationship with Sainsbury’s and are able to bring mee healthcare to Kings Lynn. Our centres are designed to provide our customers with essential healthcare services at accessible prices and in convenient locations, with extended opening hours.”
“mee healthcare is a new approach in the delivery of healthcare; enabling customers to benefit from a range of services at accessible prices including hearing, vision, dental and health checks, provided by state-of-the-
Dr Lese further commented:
“In addition, mee healthcare is committed to serving the people and the communities in which it operates. We are proud to announce today, as we have done with other openings, mee Healthcare will be donating ten per cent of the first week’s trading turnover to two local charities.”
mee healthcare will be making donations to AgeUK Norfolk www.ageuk.org.uk and West Norfolk Befriending www.wnbefriending.org.uk.
Suzanne Handsley, Head of Fundraising for Age UK Norfolk, said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen to receive this boost to our funding. In West Norfolk we are currently developing two new volunteer initiatives, 'Good Neighbour Groups' and 'Volunteer Community Mentors' and the donation will really help us to further our work.”
Pippa May, Befriending Manager at West Norfolk Befriending, said:
“The news of this donation is a lovely surprise, especially as it coincides with our tenth anniversary. The money donated will go a long way in helping our work supporting older isolated people in West Norfolk. In the last year we have supported around 60 local people, and our service continues to be in great demand."
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About mee Healthcare
mee healthcare has been developed to revolutionise the delivery of healthcare in the UK, accommodating changing lifestyles with all-in-one centres at convenient, high footfall locations with extended business hours (such as supermarkets and other major retailers, shopping malls and high streets). mee healthcare simplifies access to basic health care needs and improves outcomes through earlier detection and more timely referrals to GPs.
The first three mee healthcare centres successfully launched earlier this year, in partnership with Sainsbury’s Leeds, Ely and Cheltenham. Due to the strong customer demand for mee healthcare services and products, mee healthcare will be increasing its national footprint: mee healthcare will be opening an additional three centres in the next two weeks in partnership with Sainsbury’s in Northampton (Weedon Road), Gravesend, Kent (Pepper Hill) and Bristol (Castle Court), taking the total number of mee Healthcare centres launched throughout the United Kingdom this year to seven.
mee healthcare is committed to the provision of high-quality care and has already served over 2,000 patients at its three centres.
For additional information on Mee Healthcare please visit www.meehealthcare.com
About AgeUK Kings Lynn
The Age UK Group works to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services and vital support. The charity runs an information and advice helpline manned by advisers trained to help deal with the main issues faced by older people. It also offers a wide range of services to assist older people to retain their living independence and quality of life. The support on offer includes home care, help with domestic tasks such as laundry and shopping, a befriending scheme, hospital aftercare, a careers support service, and a handyman service for small DIY jobs. The charity also runs a number of local centres which run hobby and skill training, and provide a chance for friendly social interaction.
About West Norfolk Befriending
The West Norfolk Befriending charity helps to alleviate social isolation in older people living in West Norfolk. It was set up in 2002 as a partnership of three voluntary organisations;
About Allele Fund
mee healthcare is a portfolio company of the Allele Fund.
Launched by Dr. Gail Lese and Cherie Blair in 2008, the Allele Fund is an investment fund which aims to deliver superior returns to investors through direct investment in companies where they have identified significant unmet needs. Allele Fund focuses on businesses with industry leadership potential in sectors where the management team has a distinct and unique competitive advantage to deliver strong returns to investors.
Allele Fund has a leading management team headed by Dr. Gail Bronwyn Lese, M.D., M.B.A., and Cherie Blair, QC. Dr Lese is a medical doctor with a strong healthcare and fund management background, having led $100 million Fidelity mutual fund to exceptional returns for investors. Cherie Blair is a