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Christmas Tree Festival

This week it’s the Henfield Café and we are sharing it with the Christmas Tree Festival in #Henfield. Along with viewing all the wonderfully decorated Christmas trees in the café and church, including our own Know Dementia tree, we will be joining in with the carol singing. Come and see our tree and make a Christmas wish or memory and hang it on the tree. Evangelical Free Church Hall, Henfield High Street from 2pm to 4pm.

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Christmas Extravaganza 2017

What a fantastic time we all had at this year’s Christmas Extravaganza.  We enjoyed Christmas tunes sung to us by the amazing Victory Vs and joined in with beautiful songs from our very own Jazzled choir.  We also enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea and the raffle raised around £300.  Thank you to everyone for their support and to all the volunteers who helped make it happen.

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Southwater Christmas Event

Thank you to everyone who visited us at our stall at the Southwater Christmas Event last Saturday.  We raised almost £50 from selling the cakes and cards that people had donated. Thank you!

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Walking Moments

Sunday Walk, 26th November 2017

At  Warnham Local Nature Reserve, meet 1.45-2.00pm

Andra and Nick will be leading this walk

Warnham Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2RA
Tel: (01403) 256890
Email: [email protected]
Location map (This is an off-site Google map)

Location: North-west of Horsham on the B2237 (just off the A24). The reserve is 20-30 minutes walk from Horsham Town Centre.

Opening Times

Open: All year, seven days a week (excluding 25 and 26 December), March-October (including) 10am-6pm, November-February 10am-5pm.

Admission

Admission to the Reserve costs just £2.00 per adult (admission for under 16’s is FREE), allowing access to the whole reserve including three bird hides, a feeding station with an accompanying hide, the Millpond Nature Trail and two extensive boardwalks.

Annual permits are also available from the Visitor Centre for £12.00 (£8.00 for Friends of WLNR, details below). If you wish to visit just the Visitor Centre, for example to visit the cafe or see the latest exhibition there, entry is free.

Sorry, NO DOGS or picnics are allowed on site.

– See more at: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/parksandcountryside/parks-and-countryside/parks-and-countryside-sites/warnham-nature-reserve#sthash.s5KhtxEv.dpuf

 

Keep Dancing!

Aglaia and her sister presented the £150 they had raised from their sale at our Haywards Heath Café on Saturday which is an amazing amount (thank you Aglaia) and some lovely people came to help us with our ballroom dancing. Didn’t we do well? Keep dancing!

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Spooky Times

Busy week with lots going on at our Memory Moments Cafés in East Sussex. At our Buxted café it was a bit spooky as café members dressed for Halloween and were treated to a musical spooktacular by Full Beam Productions. Our fluffy rabbit friends paid us a visit at Uckfield and loved our cuddles.

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Haywards Heath School Girl Aglaia Raises Funds

The lovely Aglaia from Haywards Heath has now raised over £150 for Know Dementia by selling cakes, books and other bits and pieces at her school. Thank you so much Aglaia, the money raised will be used to support our Haywards Heath Memory Moments Cafe. The Cafe is held on the 1st Saturday of the month at the Town Hall from 2pm to 4pm.

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Memory Moments Cafe Co-ordinator Jobs Available

Know Dementia, a Sussex based charity, currently manage five Cafes in High Weald Lewes and Havens with two  more opening later in the year.  These cafes provide a friendly meeting place for people living with dementia and their supporter.  The cafes offer stimulation through social interaction, activities and entertainment and are run by a Cafe Co-ordinator reporting to the Area Co-ordinator.

We wish to recruit two Cafe Co-ordinators to facilitate cafes in the following areas:

– Uckfield, Ticehurst and Crowborough

– Buxted, Newick and Ringmer

with the flexibility to provide cover for holidays and sickness.

This is a fixed term contract of 15 hours per week for 12 months at a salary of £7,800 PA plus travel expenses and pro rata holidays based on 20 days plus statutory holidays where applicable.

WE NEED FROM YOU:

Experience of working/caring for people with a dementia and/or other vulnerable adults

Ability to design and facilitate stimulating activities 

Full driving licence and serviceable vehicle plus use of a computer

Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

Able to work independently as well as a team player

Able to work in a confidential environment 

 

Please send a covering letter and CV, marked confidential, showing how your relevant values and behaviours would benefit our clients to:

 

Jennie Morrison-Cowan

Trustee, Know Dementia

Unit 6 & 7 Henfield Business Park,

Shoreham Road, Henfield

BN5 9SL

Tel. 01273 494300

Close date for applications:  4 September 2017                                  Interview date:   13 September 2017 in Uckfield

 

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