Two dozen Weobley, Staunton, Byford and Norton Canon people engaged enthusiastically with word games and other group activities designed to raise awareness of what dementia is, in Weobley’s Hopelands Hall on Saturday, May 12.
The Dementia Friends event, which followed a format devised by Alzheimer’s Society, mixed up people from the different villages with two rounds of discussion to brainstorm simple community actions that would make a difference. Voting with coloured dots revealed that awareness-raising, by promoting discussion, using social media and taking school assemblies, was the top desire. Other high-ranking suggestions included clearer signage in public places, a Dementia Friends Club for mutual support of carers and family members, and dementia friendly churches.
All Letton residents are welcome and entitled to attend Letton Parochial Church Council Meeting and AGM on Monday, 30th April at 6.30pm at Letton Church.
The meeting is an occasion to consider not only the past year, but also how best to organise our local church in a way that maintains its future and maximises benefit to the local community. Hope you can come.
Further details from Derys Maddox
Come to Sue Strachan’s Dementia Friends event to hear about the small things we can do that make a difference. There’ll be an engaging talk, refreshments (cake!), and an opportunity to discuss local action ideas. Saturday 12 May 10.30am-1.15pm at Hopelands Village Hall, Weobley. Hope to see you there.
WHERE: St Mary’s Church, Staunton-on-Wye
WHEN: Easter Weekend
TIMES: Saturday 31st March from 12 noon to 5pm
Easter Sunday 1st April from 12 noon to 5pm
Easter Monday 2nd April from 12 noon to 5pm
Come and admire our lovely display of daffodils in the churchyard as well as beautiful spring flower arrangements inside the church building.
There will also be…….
Walk with us round Weobley Village, telling the story of Jesus’ crucifixion.
Ideal for all ages with activities and songs along the way.
Everyone welcome…… especially accompanied children.
Meet at the Catholic Church at 11am on Friday 30th March.
(Churches Together in Weobley. More info 01568 612406)
During Lent, The Weobley and Staunton Group of Parishes will be hosting Soup Lunches from 12 noon to 2pm to raise money for the Hereford Diocese Mothers’ Union Crisis Intervention Fund (CIF), a local charity supporting young families in exceptional need with vital, practical support; and The Cart Shed, a Norton Canon based charity focussed on helping those confronted by life-changing mental health issues find a restorative sense of well-being and renewed self-confidence.