Beeston Memory Café would like to thank everyone for the support it has received from local performers, clubs, businesses and individual donors.
In 2017, the Co-op chose the café as a local charity. Last Christmas, café guests and volunteers were overwhelmed by the generosity of many local businesses.
Bendigo Lounge, Boots, The Cadland, Café Nero, Costa, Greggs, Hallams, Rudyard’s, Sainsbury’s, The Star, Tesco, Thorntons, Wetherspoons and others donated to a party attended by 70 people.
Trustee, Justine Schnedier, said: “Contributions in cash and in kind are vital because our core funding from Nottinghamshire County Council is conditional on raising some of our costs from other sources.”
Beeston Memory Café meets every Thursday at Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston from 2-4pm.
Now in its fourth year and run by volunteers, the café offers a warm welcome and things to do for people with dementia and their supporters.
Contributions in kind help to make café events lively and engaging, while cash donations help to cover costs like room hire and to pay professional facilitators to lead activity sessions.
It is estimated that there are about 5,000 people with dementia in Nottingham and about 1,000 live in Broxtowe.
Pictured: Former carers who made donations to the café in recognition of the support it provides for people with dementia. L-R: Richard Eade, Ian Saul and Brian Hughes.