Dementia sufferers to benefit from memory café cash boost

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 May 2019

Ella Powell, Brian Powell, trustee David Francis and Karen Smith, memory cafe coordinator.

Ella Powell, Brian Powell, trustee David Francis and Karen Smith, memory cafe coordinator.

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A charity which supports people with dementia has been given £1,500 to enable it to help more people.

Bowls enthusiasts Brian Powell organised a bowling tournament in aid of the Nailsea Memory Café.

The café currently supports 58 people with dementia and their cares and meets at the tithe barn, in Church Lane, on Wednesday afternoons.

David Francis, from the Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust, said: “People with dementia often have little opportunity to be with others outside their homes.

“We tailor activities so they can use their residual talents and skills.

“Our volunteers are trained and able to provide high quality one-to-one time. It is a busy, fun-packed afternoon.

“Carers derive huge benefit from talking to people in the same situation as them.”

The café is supported by a number of organisations including Quartet Community Foundation and Nailsea town and Backwell parish councils.

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