Memory cafe celebrates unforgettable first six months

PUBLISHED: 12:43 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 13:47 11 December 2014

Seaton Memory Cafe held their Christmas lunch at Otter Nurseries this week. Ref mhs 1896-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

Seaton Memory Cafe held their Christmas lunch at Otter Nurseries this week. Ref mhs 1896-49-14. Picture: Simon Horn.

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New Seaton group already has 30 members and a team of 12 volunteers

Newly formed Seaton and District Memory Café has been celebrating an early milestone.

Six months since its launch, in July, the group now has 30 members and a team of 12 volunteers. Last week they marked the success of the new organisation with a Christmas lunch, at Otter Nurseries, which was kindly funded by The Seaton and District Hospital League of Friends.

Chairman Yvonne Addington expressed the group’s gratitude to all the local people who had helped it get off the ground.

She said: “We would like to say a very big thank you to the League and also to other people in Seaton and the surrounding area who have been very supportive.”

Mrs Addington said they had received funds and raffle prizes along with various donations. Amongst their supporters were @Rob Signs Tower Services which has provided a banner, diary and various printed memorabilia and Bob Addington, from 1 Scoop or 2, who sold used empty ice-cream pots to raise funds for the group, which had helped them buy items such as specialist games that stimulate memories and reminiscence. Seaton Carnival Committee had also chipped in.

She added: “As the chairman I have been overwhelmed with the support - it sends a message that memory loss and the consequences of this is owned by us all – ‘always see the person first - then the memory loss’.”

The group will continue to meet on the first Monday of the month, from January 5, at Seaton Methodist Church, Scalwell Lane, Seaton, EX 12 2ST.


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