boosts Burnham's 'Music For The Memory' dementia group
Mayor was the VIP guest at a special concert to raise funds for
a musical activity group for people living with Dementia called
'Music for the Memory' on Saturday (February 20th).
Baker and Julie Skinner welcomed Mayor Michael Clarke to the concert,
which was held in Burnham's Baptist Church.
Trinity Entertainers from Yeovil and local group MusicElles performed
during the evening.
had a good turnout and hope to have raised a good sum towards
the running of Music For The Memory," said Julie.
the banner of 'Singing for the Brain', the group of people with
memory-related illnesses have been meeting together with careers
and relatives at Burnham Baptist Church for just over two years.
initiative enables the group to meet in a relaxed environment
to perform a variety of songs and simple exercises," said
enriches the well-being of people at a time when the quality of
their lives has been limited by their illness, and the benefits
to those who use the service have been well documented generally."
For The Memory is an independent group, not a charity, and is
currently fully-subscribed with more than 60 members.
added: "It meets fortnightly at Burnham-On-Sea Baptist Church
and there's currently a waiting list as it's proving so popular.
As far as we know, we are the only local group of its kind that
meets in a non-medical environment. The singing and dancing really
helps to stimulate those in need."
for the Memory would like to take this opportunity to thank all
the volunteers, local organisations for the support that they
have given us, especially the local branch of The Moose who printed
all our posters, flyers and tickets for the concert. Without this
help we would not have been able to keep this popular group going."
Top - Kevin Baker and Julie Skinner welcomed Mayor Michael Clarke
to the concert in Burnham's Baptist Church; Centre - The Trinity
Entertainers from Yeovil; Above - local group MusicElles