Know Dementia has been chosen as one of the Co-op community causes in Southwater. If you shop at a Co-op and have a Co-op membership card you can log into your account and select Know Dementia. Every time members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p for every pound spent goes to you and the Co-op gives the same to support community organisations and local causes. There is almost £200 in our pot already! Click on the link below to see our Co-op Community Fund page. You can sign in or join up and select Know Dementia from this list to be part of the fund raising. Thank you for your support.
We are very pleased to announce that the Mayor of Peacehaven, Cllr Claude Cheta, has donated £2,500 to Know Dementia from the funds he has raised in support of his charity work during his term in office. Thank you so much Cllr Cheta. The money will be used to support our Peacehaven Memory Moments Cafe and other events organised by Know Dementia in Peacehaven.
We have had confirmation this morning from the NHS that we can run our community events until the end of this week. I would like to thank the Village Halls, who we book with in both East and West Sussex for staying in touch and keeping their facility available for us to use. This will enable us to speak with our families and share with them our plan for keeping in touch during this stressful time. It is important that people know that Know Dementia are not walking away from them and that we are here to chat. We will be contacting people on a regular basis to see how they are, supporting people who live alone as best we can and hopefully arranging events through social media. Sadly only one centre provider has just told us by phone that they are closing everything down as from now and we hoped they would have discussed this with us first as we have been using their facility in West Sussex for a good number of years.
Please watch this space and our web page for further events. Don’t forget we are only postponing what we do for now and we hope to celebrate with everyone as we reopen later on in the year.
The team from Know Dementia wish everyone well and look forward to chatting again soon and meeting all our friends at a later date.
All the very best
Dear Friends. We are awaiting advice from the NHS with regard to our community events ie Memory Moments Cafes, Musical Moments Choirs and Sporting Moments in both East and West Sussex. We have put in place hand sanitisers, anti bacterial wipes and tissues at these events however, as they are community based, we are taking advice with regard to their continuance. We hope to be able to update you by early next week. We realise that these events support you as families and can only recommend that you stay in touch by email should you have any worries or concerns and we will do our best to respond. Many of you will have made friends at these events and the best way to keep in touch is either by phone or email. Please keep safe and I will post as soon as I receive further information. Jennie Morrison-Cowan, Trustee, Know Dementia
Sadly we have had to cancel the event on Sunday15th March, having taken advice, and taking into account that WHO have now announced a worldwide pandemic. We have also had a number of our clients withdraw from the event due to their concerns re the Coronovirus (Covid-19). As it is such a fast spreading virus we wish to ensure that everyone is kept as safe as possible.
After so much hard work by our management, volunteers and entertainers in preparing for the event it has been a very difficult decision to make however we plan to rearrange the event for a future date and it may well be in the Autumn with the hope that the everything is back to normal by then.
We hope you will be able to attend the new date once we have some idea when to plan for. All our caterers, transport etc have been paid for from the grant funded by The House Project in Peacehaven and we thank them for their support.
We would also like to thank you for your support and should you wish to claim back your ticket money please let us know otherwise please hold on to your tickets and we look forward to seeing you in the Autumn.
We hope you have a safe few months.
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.
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!
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.