Forget-Me-Nots Dementia Group celebrates at Canterbury Festival

Date added: 28 October 2022

Last weekend KMPT’s East Kent service user group, the Forget-Me-Nots, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a day of activities and performances supported by the Canterbury Festival.

Aimed to raise awareness about dementia, reduce stigma, and make positive changes to improve wellbeing, the group gathered together to celebrate its 10-year milestone with a day of live entertainment and social activities in partnership with the Canterbury Festival.

The day was supported by volunteers from KMPT and Christchurch University, and included a performance from the Useless Pluckers (a local ukulele band), a sing-along with the Song Birds from Age UK, engaging crafts, photography, brooch knitting, card making and painting activities, kindly supported by local art groups. The group also launched a new book about the 10-year history of the group’s music too.

Mirelle Frost, Health, Heart and Hope charity lead, who works to raise awareness and fundraise for service user groups like the Forget-Me-Nots, says: “It was wonderful to be invited to attend the event in Canterbury to see and hear the activities organised by Forget-Me-Nots with KMPT staff and volunteers.”

The East Kent Forget-Me-Nots is a group of people with different diagnoses of dementia who are not willing to sit back and let life pass them by. The group acts as an advocate for dementia and is a place to meet like-minded people, keep up with what’s happening with dementia and meet others who are sharing the experience. Find out more about the Forget Me Nots.

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