Sid Valley Memory Cafe celebrates first Christmas lunch

Sid Valley support group for dementia sufferers and carers goes from strength to strength

THE Sid Valley Memory Cafe, set up as a support group for dementia sufferers and their carers, is going from strength to strength.

Chairman, John Summerside, reported this last week when more than 40 members enjoyed their first Christmas lunch together at the Kingswood Hotel.

“We are getting new people all the time,” he said.

“The challenge in terms of support both for carers and the cared for, is huge. But, with the help of our tremendous team of volunteers and support from the local community, it is a challenge we are determined to meet.”

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The festive spirit of the luncheon was enlivened by seasonal recitations by Ken Davis and Ray Pickworth and by carols accompanied by pianist Lorna Pirrie.

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