Easter event boosts the funds of a caring group

A group of dementia sufferers and their carers have held an Easter event.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

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There was an Easter bonnet parade, raffle and guitarist Richard Wadey entertained guests.

Karen Wellard, Secretary of the Memory Conservatory, said: “It was a really great day; everyone enjoyed themselves and it was a real success.”

Participants designed Easter eggs and there was a competition for the best Easter bonnet. The raffle also raised over £100 for the Memory Conservatory.

Karen said: “As the Memory Conservatory is free we do a raffle so people can feel like they’re helping.”

The Memory Conservatory is a self-funding charity set up by retired matron Rosemarie Stephens.

She has recently been suffering ill health but attended the event to show her support and judged the competitions.

Karen said: “It was quite a big event and for her to come along was lovely; everyone clapped when she arrived because she has been so ill. Rosemary made her hat out of a plastic table cloth: it was massive.”

Drop-In sessions are held at The Memory Conservatory at Chaplins Superstore in Plympton every other Thursday.

A committee of volunteers help run the group and provide support for dementia suffers and their carers. For more information about the Memory Conservatory, call Karen Wellard on 01752 344923.



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