Support for people living with a dementia and their carers.

Pauline Malloy

Carers Week 2017

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Time For Carers Special Event organised by Know Dementia and Senior Citizens Forum

To mark Carers Week 2017 we got together with the Meridian Mature Citizens Forum to organise a free drop-in event for carers and the people they care for to get information and support from a host of local and national charities, groups and organisations in the Main Hall at the Meridian Centre on Wednesday 14th June.  It also gave carers an opportunity to meet other carers whilst enjoying the sounds of the Sundown Ukulele Band.  The event was a great success.

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Bike Ride Challenge

Well done Bob and family for completing the 21 mile bike ride in the Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride on Sunday! Over a £1000 raised for Know Dementia which is amazing. Thank you to Bob’s team and all who supported them. Photo taken before the bike ride so all looking nice and fresh then!

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Walking Moments – Old Vicarage Walk

The day was damp and grey, though the sun came out just as we were leaving. The back garden at the Old Vicarage is quite magical, though on a steep slope. It has a number of hidden areas to discover, not least a tree house with a couple of entrances, one obvious, one not so. Spring flowers were massed in the lowest part of the garden, snowdrops in abundance in many places.  There were stepping stones through a Japanese garden and through the winter colour.  I even came across tulips in full flower. Also a variety of sculpture and coloured metal work used to create decorative seating and  a lovely hand rail.  Plenty of places to rest weary limbs and stop and stare.

The tea room serves magnificent cakes and is thus very popular, so we ended up driving to Squires Garden Centre for refreshments.  When we arrived at the Old Vicarage, I went past the church to turn around and found a car park!  At £5 entry to the gardens, it is well worth another visit a little later in the year when protected plants are unwrapped.

Thank you Christine for your account of the visit. 

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Bike Ride Challenge

Bob Wilson and his family are raising money for Know Dementia at the Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride in April. Our thanks to Bob and his family. We hope you have a great day. If you would like to show your support visit Bob’s Just Giving Page at  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bob-Wilson60  

 

Brighton Half-Marathon Runners

Kate and Matt Dewdney are running the #Brighton Half-Marathon on 26th February to raise funds for Know Dementia again. The money they raised last year was used to keep our #Henfield Memory Cafe running where the family receives support. Best of luck Matt and Kate. We hope you have a fantastic day and thank you for your support.

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Lottie’s Fundraising Meal!

Lottie, whose Grandfather has dementia, held a fundraising event recently at her flat in aid of Know Dementia as a thank you for all the support the charity gives to her family. She cooked a meal for all her friends who donated money for the tasty experience which raised £100. Thank you Lottie and Lottie’s friends!

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Sporting Moments Christmas 2016

Our Sporting Moments Christmas session was held on Monday with a special Christmas circuit set up by Steve at the #Southwater Leisure Centre. Afterwards we all wound down with some delicious nibbles and drinks. Our thanks to Steve Brew who makes Sporting Moments so much fun.

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Walking Moments

Next Sunday Moment walk will be on Sunday 18th December at Sheffield Park.

Meet by 10.30am at the entrance to the park (National Trust membership needed or pay fee on entry which is £10.50 per adult)

On this walk we will stay in the park and follow the Decorated Christmas tree Festival of Trees walk – if you have time come and have refreshments in the Sheffield Park cafe afterwards.

‘A festival of trees – This December, take a stroll in the garden with it’s winding paths and mirror lakes to discover some unusual Christmas trees.  Follow the trail until you reach ‘Christmas tree walk’ where conifers of all shapes and sizes have been dressed for the festive season.’

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