Our musical talents got Ed from Movingsounds leaping into action at our Crowborough Cafe on Friday. Music sessions, such as those provided by#Movingsounds, are great for improving the mental and physical health of those living with dementia and their carers.
WELL DONE Jenny O for another excellent coffee morning raising over £700 for Know Dementia. Jennie has been running this coffee morning for five years and each year raises even more funds. Our thanks also go to Sam and Peter and all the other people who,helped and donated raffle prizes. All local money raised always goes towards helping the local Memory Moments Cafes in this case Uckfied and Buxted Cafes.
Recently we visited the WI in Framfield in order to talk about dementia. They laid on a beautiful, typical WI tea with lovely home made cakes. After our presentation they passed the bowl around and raised £114.00 which will go towards supporting the Uckfield Memory Moments Cafe. A very big thank you to all the ladies who supported Know Dementia from this WI.
The President of The Inner Wheel Club of Cuckfield and Lindfield, Vivien Peart, presented a cheque for £1700 at one of Know Dementia’s Memory Moments Cafes run in partnership with St Richard’s Church, Haywards Heath. Vivien is seen here presenting the cheque to Father Chris and his wife Carolyn who run two cafes a month at the church, as well as Jennie Morrison-Cowan, Trustee of Know Dementia. The joy of money raised locally is that it goes into the local community cafes which provide a community meeting place for families affected by dementia.
We’ve opened a Memory Cafe in Hurstpierpoint!
On 20th June, The District Governor, David Easton, from Southern region of Rotary, opened the cafe with Bernard O’Rourke, the President of Sussex Vale Rotary and our Chair of Governors, Alex Morrison-Cowan. Sussex Vale Rotary have supported the opening of Memory Moments Cafes in Haywards Heath and now the new one in Hurstpierpoint by raising funds. Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council have also supported the cafe through grant funding.
The cafe will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 2pm to 4pm at Court Bushes Community Centre. Next Session 1st August. No need to book and just £1 towards refreshments. We look forward to welcoming people with memory problems and their carers for tea, coffee & cake, a little fun & laughter with games, talks, music, dance and more.
A very big thank you to Stephanie, the Senior Staff Nurse at Harland Ward, Uckfield Hospital who called into our Memory Moments Cafe in Uckfield Civic Centre on Monday. Stephanie had helped to run a raffle through Harland Ward with many lovely prizes donated by friends and businesses earlier this year. They raised £210.00 and the photo shows Stephanie donating the money to Know Dementia and Alex, our Chair, receiving the donation. The joy of local donations is that any money raised always goes back into the community so this £210 will help support the Uckfield Memory Moments cafe. Thank you to everyone who helped Harland Ward to raise this donation.
Our feathered friends will be very happy with the bird feeders we made at our Southwater Cafe.
Come and join us at St Richards Church Hall, Haywards Heath on Saturday 5th January from 2pm and enjoy a fantastic afternoon of folk music with Tideway. We look forward to seeing you there.