dementia support group celebrates its first birthday
special party has been held to mark the first anniversary of a Burnham-On-Sea
musical activity group for people living with Dementia called 'Music
for the Memory'.
For The Memory is an independent group, not a charity, with more
than 60 members.
is a local independent self-funding, not-for-profit group run by
group enables people living with Dementia or memory loss to meet
in a relaxed, non-medical environment, to perform a variety of musical
are delighted to have reached our first birthday," said spokeswoman
Julie Skinner. "At the beginning we wondered if we would get
there, but we have achieved our goal thanks to the generosity of
local donations, and of course our fabulous volunteers."
celebrated this momentous occasion by having a party, with some
'surprise' entertainment for our members and guests provided by
local magician Richard Ballinger."
worked with Celia Smith, our resident facilitator, to arrange a
programme which included musical activities."
would like to thank all the local organisations, and friends who
have helped us reach our 1st birthday."
may not be aware, but at the beginning the volunteers were supporting
the group out of their own pockets. That's how dedicated they were
in continuing this much-needed group."
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