Family raise money for Newark Dementia Carers' Group with games evening at Fernwood Village Hall
Almost £2,000 was raised for the Newark Dementia Carers’ Group from a quiz and games evening.
It was organised by Mrs Lesley and Mr Pete Ashton, alongside their daughter, Miss Zoe Ashton, her partner Mr Dan Ball and family friends Mr Andrew Cargill and Mrs Geraldine Wheeler.
The event, at Fernwood Village Hall, was inspired by the death of Lesley’s mother, who suffered with dementia.
“Everyone is touched by dementia,” said the Ashton family.
“We all know of someone who has this terrible disease, either directly or indirectly.”
The family said local businesses had been generous in providing prizes for the event.
A cheque has been handed to the dementia carers’ group, which was formed in June 2014.
Its chairman, Mr Ken Daubney, said: “We will use the money to set up a singing for the memory group.
“This would be good because singing is one of the last things people with dementia hold on to.”
The group aim to start singing sessions in 2019, and it will join craft evenings, boccia, indoor bowls and tea dances as a list of weekly activities that the club plans.
The group is hosting a dance and buffet on December 7 at Balderton Village Centre as part of their latest fundraiser.
For more information on Newark Dementia Carers’ Group, contact Ken Daubney on 01636 702577.