Just Beverley Issue 72 - Flipbook - Page 18
Dementia Friendly East Riding
Dementia Friendly East Riding continues to
support people living with dementia, their
families and carers across the area. Things
have changed during the pandemic to the
extent that the charity has had to adapt to
these most challenging times.
Like everyone has experienced, it has been
a very difficult period and particularly for this
small charity. For different reasons several
trustees have stepped down from the charity
to concentrate on their various business and
Volunteers have been really supportive
throughout and enabled some of the
community projects to continue, though on a
much smaller scale.
It has been very evident, and something we
have all seen reported in the national media,
that people living with dementia whether at
home or in a care home environment have
been particularly affected by lockdown.
We have also witnessed the phenomenal
efforts that have been made by care home staff
and family carers to maintain the general health
and well - being of residents and their families.
Physical activity, stimulating the senses and
reliving happy memories are an important part
of their daily routine. In the early period of the
first wave of the pandemic the charity was able
to support residential care homes across the
Supplying a variety of plants, seeds and
gardening equipment, which were all put to
good use, getting residents and staff outdoors
to enjoy their gardens during the lovely
make fiddle muffs, fiddle aprons and fiddle
benches - details are below.
Trustee Fiona Garth commented, “We are
looking forward to 2021 with fresh hope
and some brilliant new projects. One project
which is well down the planning route and has
support from many of the businesses around
the town is the “Beverley Memory Walk”.
“Kindly sponsored by Tesco it aims to raise
awareness and understanding of dementia
and will encourage families to get involved.
Everyone taking part will follow a map of a
treasure - trail around the town, answering a
question at each stop off point.
“Completed questionnaires will be assessed
and there are some great prizes to be won. All
being well the trail will be launched in the late
Unfortunately, the popular Dementia Friendly
film screenings, which have been hosted by the
Parkway Cinema and Theatre in Flemingate for
the last four years, have had to be suspended
This is simply to counter any possible risk to
the health of people who are among the most
vulnerable at this unprecedented time.
Fiona continued “The charity is pleased to
welcome our latest trustee, Elizabeth Godber.
Elizabeth is in her twenties and has a passion
for supporting people living with dementia.
The charity is indebted to several local garden
centres who provided everything free for the
“She has expertise and
experience in drama
written and produced
a play about dementia
which was performed
to schools and
colleges in East
Later on, we delivered at home movie
experience to residents in some of the care
homes in the area who normally attend the
dementia friendly screenings at Beverley
“We are very keen to
trustees and volunteers
at this time including a
chair and treasure.
We have also launched a new competition to
“Please do make
contact for an informal chat if you may be
Donations to support our charity can be made
via our website.
For further information about the charity please
visit our website.
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East Riding Dementia Friendly needs your help.
We need Fiddle Muffs, Fiddle Aprons, & Dementia Fiddle Bench Tops.
The competition is FREE to enter and you can enter as many times as you like. To enter
make at least one of the following and send to the address below.
Fiddle Muffs -These can be knitted, crocheted or made of fabric. There are patterns on our website or you can use your own. There should be at least six interesting items outside and at least
four inside. Please remember to secure the interesting fiddly bits well & that they are washable.
Fiddle Apron - this is like a small quilt (three layers – backing, wadding and top) and quilted together and has two apron strings to tie round the waist to prevent it slipping off knees and onto
the floor. Ideal size from 15 x 15 inches to 30 x 30 inches (38cm to 77cm). There should be at
least eight fiddly items. Again please secure the fiddle bits well and that they are washable.
Fiddle Bench – Interesting fiddly items attached to a board or thin piece of wood. Please ensure
all bits are attached, ie no bit that can escape or drop on the floor and all edges are smooth to
prevent splinters. Item to be no bigger than 20 inches (50cm) on any side.
Shortlisted entries will be displayed on our website and the best entry in each category will be
awarded a prize. No items will be returned. They will be distributed to those in need and some
may be used to raise much needed funds for the Charity.
Completed entries are to be labelled with Name, address, postcode, contact number and email
address and attached to the item and sent to –
Visit our website
C/o The Royal Bridlington
Bridlington. YO15 3NP
for more details, pattern and full terms and conditions.
Local entries can be dropped off into collection box in porch during March.
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