A campaign to raise awareness and understanding of dementia has the support of a local West Hill volunteer, as well as the WHCA. Lynn Hopkins, of Albert Road, a Volunteer Dementia Friends Champion trained by the Alzheimer’s Society, is running free ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Sessions and is looking for local people to come along to West Hill Hall on January 16 2017. Continue reading The Whistler – December 2016→
With the recent death of author Terry Pratchett and the Sing Healthy, Play Happy sessions in West Hill Hall, our thoughts turn to understanding more about dementia.
A friendly and informal session to find out about the Dementia Friends initiative and the small things we can do that make a difference to those living with Dementia. To book please email: Caroline.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The number of people in Sussex with dementia is expected to rise to more than 33,700 in the next eight years.
4 October is a day to walk, share and celebrate someone special. Brighton’s Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk will see families coming together to fight dementia.
The Memory Walk starts at Hove lawns and heads along the seafront, a flat, easy wheelchair and pushchair friendly terrain offers both a 2km and an 8kn route. Memory Walks are a series of walking events held every autumn across the country to raise money to provide support for people living with dementia and fund research into a cure. Expect raffles, face-painting, live music.
The 8k Undercliffe Run for Women is a scenic run along the seashore from Saltdean to Brighton and back.
The run is an annual fundraising event to help survivors of domestic abuse in Brighton and Hove and West Sussex. To celebrate RISE’s 20th Anniversary they ask that each entrant commits to raising at least £20. Anyone managing to raise over £150 will receive a free RISE technical running vest after the event.