Members of St Andrew’s Church Dementia Friendly Service, called 3rd Thursday, have all been presented with a home grown gift – a flowering Forget-Me-Not plant to raise awareness of Dementia.

The symbol of the Alzheimer’s Society is a Forget-me-Not flower.

Reverend Sharon Eldergill explained: “3rd Thursday is a simple monthly service, open to all, and Dementia Friendly. The service has proved popular with many people, some of whom are living  with Dementia.”

“We wanted to provide a space where people living with Dementia and their careers could come and feel comfortable, and share a service and tea with other members of the community.”

“We aim to feed Body and Soul, so following the service of well loved hymns and prayers each month we all share a tea of cake and sandwiches together.”

“As the symbol of the Alzheimer’s society is a Forget-me-Not flower we thought the plants would make a lovely gift, as well as raising awareness of Dementia. Everyone was very pleased with their plants, and said it was a lovely surprise.”

3rd Thursday is held every month on the Third Thursday at 2.30pm in Burnham’s St Andrew’s Church. The service is open to anyone and is Dementia friendly. The next meeting is today (Thursday 18th April) when all are welcome.