Southwater Community Support for Sporting Moments!

We’ve had wonderful support from the Kenagi Martial Arts Group in Southwater who raised in total £305 for our Sporting Moments session in Southwater. They held a seated martial arts fundraising event with drinks donated by the local Co-op store and cakes from the Little Tea Shop in Southwater. Brian, Sam & Jackie from the group popped in on Monday to see what we do at Sporting moments, along with Catherine from the Co-op. It was a fun session with an extra martial arts activity taking place, led by Sensei Brian! Thank you so much to the Kenagi Martial Arts Group, the Southwater Co-op store and the Little Tea Shop.

Memory Moments Cafe Coordinators Required

Know Dementia is looking for two Cafe Co-ordinators. The cafes provide the opportunity for a person diagnosed with dementia and their family member to attend a cafe in their local area once a week. The Co-ordinator is responsible for running the cafe with support from volunteers. Each session varies so that people have the opportunity to become part of their own community through stimulating activities such as singing, music, art, pet therapy, craft activities, drum circles, movement and reminiscence. We are looking for two enthusiastic people able to run planned activities as well as support the external musicians etc that attend the cafes on an occasional bais. The two vacancies will cover the following areas however there will be a requirement to provide cover when other members of staff are on holiday.

Vacancy 1 – Memory Moments Cafes are in: Buxted every Tuesday morning, Ticehurst every Wednesday morning and Crowborough every Friday afternoon – a total of 15 hours per week

Vacancy 2 – Memory Moments Cafes are in: Uckfield every Monday afternoon, Newick every Tuesday afternoon and Ringmer every Thursday morning – a total of 15 hours per week

We are looking for a positive, responsive and organised person to join our team reporting to our Senior Co-ordinator. Candidates should have experience of working with people with a dementia, providing support for families, managing groups and arranging planned activities. Please send your CV for the attention of the CEO. Close date for applications is 19th December 2019 and interviews will be held in Uckfield on Monday 6 January 2020.

Happy 90th Birthday Morris!

Know Dementia would like to say a huge thank you to Morris, his family and friends for the wonderful donation of £100 collected at Morris’s 90th birthday celebration. Here is Morris at our Sporting Moments session last year on the rowing machine. Well done Morris!


Horsham Community Lottery News

One of our volunteers, Mr D from Southwater, won £25 in the Community Lottery on Saturday. Maybe £25,000 next time! Thank you to all our supporters and good luck for this Saturday’s draw.

Community Matters Success!

We received a cheque yesterday for £681 from the Storrington branch of Waitrose. Customers supported Know Dementia by placing a token in the Community Matters box at the store and we did very well indeed. Thank you Waitrose and all your customers who supported us.

Birthday Celebration Donation!

Lovely Peter asked for donations from his birthday celebrations to be given to support our Heathfield Cafe. His friends and family donated a whopping £200. Thank you Peter and those who donated. This money will be put to good use at our Heathfield Cafe.

Fantastic Session at Hurst Cafe

Fantastic session with Rosaria from Three Score Dance Company at our Hurst Cafe yesterday. We were also lucky to have a cheque for £328 presented to us by Chrissie and Becky from Freeman Brothers in the village. Chrissie and Becky gave out ice creams for a donation to Know Dementia at the Hurst Festival and the lovely people of Hurst were very generous with their donations. Thank you so much to everyone. The money will be used to support the Hurst Cafe.