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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.
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.
How brilliant are these two young people!
Matt and Kate Dewdney ran the Brighton Half Marathon for the 2nd year running and raised another fantastic sum of over £1600 for Know Dementia. Thank you Matt and Kate and all those people that supported them.
You can still donate on Kate’s Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/TheDewdneys
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
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.
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!
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.
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.’