Coffee morning boosts the Forget Me Not Dementia Appeal

A coffee morning held at Nowton Court Village, by Clarke Care, has helped to boost the funds of the My WiSH Charity’s Forget Me Not Dementia Appeal.

Up to 24 people attended the event with a total of £60 being raised.

The company, which provides care throughout the Bury St Edmunds community and has a rating of outstanding from the Care Quality Commission, hold their coffee mornings on the second Tuesday of each month, from 11am to 12.30pm.

Sammy Willis, Clarke Care’s care professional assistant, said: “A lot of our clients suffer from dementia diagnosis and they chose the appeal. We have regular coffee mornings and all are welcome.”

The Forget-Me-Not Dementia campaign was launched by the My WiSH Charity, in March 2014 to raise funds and awareness for patients with dementia at the West Suffolk Hospital as well as to provide support for family members and carers.

It set out to raise £25,000 to fund a memory walk inside the hospital as well as further enhancing the care and support offered by the dementia team but exceeded the target and now stands at over £100,000.

Alongside the money raised, a big aim of the campaign was to raise awareness of dementia as well as challenge and change perceptions and was supported by the East Anglian Daily Times and Mercury newspapers.

You can make a donation via our Just Giving page or to find out more about supporting the appeal contact the My WiSH Charity fundraising team on 01284 712952.

Pictured above are Sammy Willis, care professional assistant, left, and Lorraine Clarke, manager.

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