Honiton project in Jubilee People’s Millions final
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.
- 1 Exeter cargo plane deemed 'beyond economical repair'
- 2 River Cottage Kitchen now open again at out-of-town HQ
- 3 Pub of the year Axminster Inn crowned
- 4 Axminster Queens Jubilee events
- 5 Honiton author release new sci-fi drama book
- 6 Seaton gets set to celebrate The Queen
- 7 Date reportedly set for Tiverton and Honiton by-election
- 8 Giving the Monarchy a bad name...
- 9 Aldi to take over Co-op site in Seaton
- 10 Gang responsible for bringing a kilo of drugs into Devon jailed for 23 years
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.