Big Lottery Fund award

Rebecca WeareUncategorized

Back in April we were awarded a grant by the Big Lottery Fund to enable us to build and launch this website, recruit a dementia co-ordinator and hold a launch conference.  We are really pleased with our website which was built by Scot Baston of Zooming Websites, in time for dementia action week 2018, design and print promotional leaflets and banners … Read More

Cupcake Day

Rebecca WeareCupcake Day 2018, Fundraising, Raising awareness

The Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community will be celebrating Cupcake Day in the Market Hall, Kingsbridge on Thursday 14th June.  Drop into Market Hall between 10am and 4pm to join in the fun.  Enjoy a cupcake, cup of tea or coffee, have a go at one of our fundraising games, or try your luck in the raffle all funds raised will … Read More

KDFC awarded official dementia friendly community status

Rebecca WeareRaising awareness

We are pleased to announce that the Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community has been recognised by The Alzheimer’s Society as an official dementia friendly community. This means that The Alzheimer’s Society is satisfied that our action plan meets their criteria.  They will re-assess our activities every six months and in order to retain that status we need to be able to … Read More

What is walking tennis?

Rebecca WeareActivities, Dementia Action Week

Walking tennis is fun!  The Kingsbridge Park Community Tennis group held a walking tennis session during Dementia Action Week and we went along to find out what it is all about. The tennis is good fun and inclusive, the rules are easy (make them up as you go along!), double bounces are allowed, and because it is played on a … Read More

Dementia Action Week 2018 – A piece of cake!

Rebecca WeareDementia Action Week, Raising awareness

We concluded Dementia Action Week 2018 by launching our regular coffee afternoon at the Age Concern Building in Kingsbridge.  Wherever we went during Dementia Action Week we invited people to join us on Friday afternoon. Bev of Bev’s Cakes in Kingsbridge created this beautiful and delicious cake for us.  She included hexagons on the corners to represent how dementia awareness … Read More

KDFC t-shirts arrive!

Rebecca WeareRaising awareness

We are really pleased with these fabulous t-shirts which were created for us by Clothing Your Way in Torquay.  Look out for our volunteers and trustees wearing the t-shirts – if you see us do please come and say hello, we are always happy to talk about how we are raising awareness of dementia in our community and love to … Read More

Childrens Art Competition winners

Rebecca WeareRaising awareness

We had 48 fabulous entries into our children’s art competition.  The judging panel including Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community trustees, volunteers and people with dementia from our community.  We had asked the children to design bright and colourful pictures that represented people, places or wildlife in our community. These are the three winning entries.

Dementia Action Week 2018

Rebecca WeareDementia Action Week

We held a number of events during Dementia Action Week, a week when The Alzheimer’s Society invite individuals and organisations to commit to an action large or small to help raise awareness of dementia and support people living with dementia to live well.  We wanted to reach out to different parts of our community, our volunteers held several dementia friends … Read More