Trustees Tom and Helen with Jane – project manager


Online Craft Evenings

The owl Janette made in the craft eveningWe started in April 2020 to do some craft activities first in our Coffee & Chat group, by making some cards from home in our online group. Gradually, the members’ interest increased and due to popular demand, we started Wednesday craft evenings from July 2020.

We did a variety of crafts, like diamond painting, silk painting, felting, paper flowers, made houses of clay, made light houses and painted some beautiful wooden birds. We develop instructions for every craft activity, so people living with dementia and their families can continue the project at home or follow in the group. Until now, March 2021, we have posted over 424 free activity packs to people living with dementia and their families in the East Midlands.

People report the meetings are their lifeline. A few of the members have said, "We wouldn’t survive without these meetings." People living with dementia and their families said to us that the craft evenings on Zoom help with their moods and doing chores around the house.

Your £10 donation can buy an activity pack for a person living with dementia or a carer! 

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Online Coffee and Chat group

Photo of Suzanne Osborne
Suzanne facilitates the group
Coffee and Chat is an online group, often focused on gardening and sharing the week's experiences.

The group also have craft sessions, learning how to make greeting cards at home for friends and families in this lock-down and talk about old times together.

People living with dementia and their family members / supporters / friends are welcome to join.

In February 2021, we started to have health and wellness activities in Coffee & Chat group facilitated by our dear Suzanne. The activities sometimes include hand jives and massages and sometimes some light exercise.

Please contact us for the Zoom link or phone number to connect to the meeting. You don’t need to have a computer to attend this meeting. Email [email protected] or call 0115 74 84220. This is a free service.

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Online Friends for Life group

Trent Dementia image: Cynthia Litchfield with her husband Steve at a memory walk

The Ay up Me Duck meeting is a weekly DEEP Dementia Peer support group with quizzes, card games and topics. This group is facilitated by Cynthia and Steve.

The group meetings every Thursday at 10:30am till 11:30am.

You are welcome to contact us for more information on how to join this online group: [email protected] or call 0115 74 84220. This is a free service.

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Nature Lovers

Photo of the wildlife at Whisby Garden CentreWe make films of photo montages of local walks set to music and share these on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

This group is open to anyone who fancies a walk outdoors or indoors as well as birdwatchers, photographers and hikers who can share pictures and videos of nature.

People living with dementia and their family members / supporters / friends are welcome to send us their pictures and videos.

Email: [email protected] or call 0115 74 84220. This service is free.

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