A fundraising evening with psychic Samanda has raised £307 for The Wednesday Club in Scratby, near Great Yarmouth which supports those affected with dementia.
The event, on Friday 9 September, proved very popular with Samanda giving readings throughout the evening at All Saints Parish Hall, Scratby.
The Wednesday Club is a social gathering for anyone wishing to share experiences and support those living with dementia and their family carers. It is run by Carers Trust Norfolk who a year ago took over running the club and other services in the county formerly provided by Crossroads Care East Anglia.
Michelle Kirk, Family Care Manager for North and South East Norfolk who organised the evening, thanked everyone who helped make it a success.
“Samanda proved very popular and the evening was a great way to celebrate the success of Carers Trust Norfolk’s first anniversary. I would particularly like to thank Anglia Smartphones, Tesco Great Yarmouth, Sealife Centre Great Yarmouth and Co-op Funeral Care in Lowestoft, as well as our supporters from The Wednesday Club for their generous raffle donations.
“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. A two-course hot meal is provided and outings are held throughout the year.
“We now have vacancies at the club and always welcome new volunteers. I would love to hear from anyone who would like to join or can help. We meet 11am – 3pm every Wednesday 11-3 at All Saint Parish Hall, Scratby.”
Please contact Michelle on 01493 441222 for further information.
* We are holding a two week online auction that goes live on Friday, 28 October. Can you donate an item or experience? It doesn’t have to be local as people from all over the country will be bidding, and we are looking for items to suit all budgets. Several exciting lots have been secured, including X Factor tickets and afternoon tea at the House of Lords.
If you have a holiday home you would be willing to let someone use, or know anyone famous who might be willing to have afternoon tea with someone to support carers, please contact Val Garner on 01480 4999090 or [email protected] by 14 October 2016. For more information see www.auction4carers.org.uk.
Pictured above are Carers Trust Norfolk Team Leader Claire Allen with Samanda and Michelle Kirk, Carers Trust Norfolk Family Care Manager.