Dr Gail Lese, Founder, Chairman and CEO of mee healthcare, said:
“Following the strong demand for mee services and products at our first centres in Leeds, Ely, Cheltenham and Kings Lynn, I’m delighted we’re continuing to develop our relationship with Sainsbury’s and bringing mee healthcare services to Gravesend. Our centres are designed to provide our customers with access to essential healthcare services at affordable prices and in convenient locations, with extended opening hours.”
“mee healthcare provides 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 confirm 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 Alzheimer & Dementia Support Services (ADSS) www.alz-dem.org and the Gravesend Epilepsy Network (GEN) www.gravesendepilepsynetwork.com.
Jenny Wheeler, Business Manager, Alzheimer & Dementia Support Services (ADSS) said:
“We are always thrilled when support is offered by local businesses. It means a great deal to us as, with diminishing funding sources, fundraising can be an issue for all independent local charities. We support over 400 families in the Dartford, Gravesham, and Swanley areas and the need for our services is huge. In the last year alone we have developed six new projects working with people with dementia, their carers and local schools.”
Fred Savill, Chairman, The Gravesend Epilepsy Network (GEN) said:
“We welcome the generosity of mee healthcare as it is rare that we get donations such as this. Epilepsy is very much a ‘Cinderella’
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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 centers at convenient, high footfall locations with extended business hours (such as supermarkets and other major retailers, shopping malls and high streets). mee healthcare will simplify access to basic health care needs and improve outcomes through earlier detection and more timely referrals to GPs.
The first four mee healthcare centers successfully launched earlier this year, in partnership with Sainsbury’s Kings Lynn, 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 two additional centers in the next few weeks in partnership with Sainsbury’s in Northampton (Weedon Road) and Bristol (Castle Court), taking the total number of mee Healthcare centers 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 2000 patients.
For additional information on Mee Healthcare please visit www.meehealthcare.com
About Alzheimer & Dementia Support Services (ADSS)
ADSS’s primary aims are to enable people with dementia to remain in their own homes for as long as is practical, to support their careers, and to promote awareness of the effects of dementia on the individual and their careers. ADSS services an area of over 45 square miles covering North West Kent.
About The Gravesend Epilepsy Network (GEN)
The Gravesend Epilepsy Network was set up to give direct help, information and support to people with epilepsy and their families. It is recognized as one of the leading epilepsy support groups in the country, is in regular contact with many other like-minded groups around the UK, and is a member of the Joint Epilepsy Council and the International Bureau for Epilepsy.
The GEN group meets monthly in Gravesend and features a variety of expert speakers. They also run a series of social events and provide a trained counsellor to give information regarding potential side effects of drugs, and advice on potential state benefits etc.
About Allele Fund
mee healthcare is a portfolio company of the Allele Fund.
Launched by Dr. Gail Lese and Cherie Blair in 2008, 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. 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.
For additional information Allele Funds please go to www.allelefund.com