Honiton project in Jubilee People’s Millions final
PUBLISHED: 13:25 15 June 2011 | UPDATED: 13:28 15 June 2011
Devon Age UK joins forces with Honiton Memory Cafe in bid to win funding for dementia sufferers and their carers.
You can help change the lives of people suffering from dementia in Honiton - by voting for the Heading Along Memory Lane entry in the Jubilee People’s Millions competition.
The entry, submitted by Devon Age UK, working with Honiton Memory Cafe, is a finalist in this year’s grants programme run by the Big Lottery Fund in partnership with ITV.
If successful, local dementia sufferers and their carers will be treated to a series of reminiscence trips around East Devon on a 1958 vintage bus.
“Sights, sounds and tastes will be used to bring back happy memories of yesterday and create a shared experience to remember,” said a Devon Age UK spokeswoman.
She added: “We need people’s votes to make this happen.”
Four projects in the West Country will be chosen to receive up to £60,000.
And you, the public, will decide what those projects are.
But voting lines will be open for one day only and, to aid Honiton’s chances in the contest, local residents are being urged to tune in to West Country Tonight at 6pm on June 27.
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