Gorleston’s Club for Dementia Given £440 Boost

6th January 16


A dementia group run by Carers Trust Norfolk in Scratby has been given a £440 cash boost.

The Wednesday Club, which recently moved to new premises at All Saints Parish Hall, Beach Road, has been presented with a £250 cheque from McColl’s store in Magdalen Way, Gorleston.

During December the club also raised more than £190 from a festive sing-along, Christmas raffle and drop-in. The proceeds from both will be used towards running costs for the club.

The Wednesday Club is a social gathering for anyone wishing to share experiences and support those who are living with dementia where social isolation often becomes a problem for carers. A two-course hot meal is provided and outings are held throughout the year.


Pictured left to right: Claire Saunders, Manager of McColl’s ; David Lucey, Area Manager for McColl’s; Claire Allan, Wednesday Club Coordinator; and Michelle Kirk, Care Manager for Carers Trust Norfolk.

Michelle Kirk, Care Manager for Carers Trust Norfolk: “We are very grateful to McColl’s for the generous donation from their store, it’s a great way to start the new year and be supported in the community.  The funds will be used towards outings for members during the year and the club’s running costs. We have availability for new members and welcome hearing from anyone interested.”

The group started in 2006 and has two long standing members of nearly ten years who lost their loved one to dementia during that time, but still attend the group because of the support they are given by everyone at The Wednesday Club.

Anyone interested in joining the club can call Michelle on 01493 441222.

Carers Trust Norfolk also supports family carers of all ages in a variety of other ways,