DSSL Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Dementia Support South Lincs Autumn 2017 Newsletter is now available to read online or download from our website.

Our Autumn 2017 Newsletter is now available to read online or download via this link.

Dates for your diary:

  • Coffee Mornings: Wednesday 15 November in Bourne, Monday 20 November in Deeping and Friday 8 December in Stamford.
  • 2nd /3rd December – DSSL tree ornaments on display for this year’s Bourne Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival. Another great way of letting the community know about our charity.
  • Thursday 7 December: Singing Together at The Danish Invader, Stamford.
  • Sunday 10 December: Stamford Rotary Santa Fun Run. This year we will be “running/ strolling” in honour of our late friend Trish Lord and our team will be renamed “Trish’s Troops”
  • Wednesday 13 December: Christmas lunch at The Toft House Hotel near Stamford
  • Our last Tai Chi session this year will be on Wednesday 13 December and we will start up again after Christmas on Wednesday 3 January.

Great Eastern Run Half Marathon – Thank you Paul and Jane

Pictures from Sunday’s Great Eastern Run – Half Marathon.

A fantastic day with great atmosphere and perfect running conditions! (So I’m told!)
Paul Crawley completed the course in 2 hours and 22 minutes, Jane Barnes completed it in a time of 2 hours and 14 minutes; followed by Rob Barnes, who completed the course in 1 hour and 41 minutes!

Well done to you all!  It’s a fantastic achievement and we’re so grateful to you for choosing us to raise funds for.

Paul and Jane have currently raised over £400!!

You can still donate at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/paulcrawley1 or https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/janebarnes1

You can donate at either of the links until 8th November 2017.

Well done once again gang! 🏃‍♀️🏃

Paul Crawley is Running for Dementia Support South Lincs

A big thank you to Paul Crawley (Danie’s Dad) who will be running the Perkins Great Eastern Run (Half Marathon) to raise money for our charity. You are a star Paul!

The Perkins Great Eastern Run (Half Marathon) takes place on Sunday 8th October in Peterborough. The start time is 10.30am.

Read More about it on Paul’s MyDonate Page

Square Hole Club on Diocese of Lincoln Website

We would like to thank Diocese of Lincoln for mentioning Square Hole Club’s Ploughman’s Lunch at church of St James the Great in Aslackby.

Read More on their website: Church in Aslackby extends warm welcome – Dementia-friendly church hosts ploughman’s lunch

You can follow also follow them on twitter @CofELincoln

DSSL Sunflower Challenge 2017

Thanks to everyone who has sent in such beautiful and amusing photos of their sunflowers – here is a small selection.

Now we need to know the height of your tallest. From what we’ve heard, this year’s growth hasn’t been as good as last year when Wayne’s grew to over 14 feet and the head of Len’s was 18 inches across.

We have started receiving some of your sponsorship money too which is gratefully received and will all go to continue the daily work of Dementia Support South Lincs.

Thank You Ketton Healthy Walks Group

A big thank you to our new friends Ron and Wally and the members of the Ketton Healthy Walks group for their very generous donation of £250.

What a happy and welcoming group of people. They have been walking together every Thursday afternoon for eight years (I hope I’ve remembered that correctly) and their oldest member, Wally, is now over 90. Walking is obviously very good for you!

Afternoon Tea at Grimsthorpe Castle

We had Afternoon Tea at Grimsthorpe Castle, courtesy of Ray Biggs.

Here are a few photos of our trip today, shame it was cloudy and a little wet but it did dry up a little bit to allow us a gentle stroll around these beautiful gardens. The weather certainly didn’t dampen our spirits and a good time was had by all 😊

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DSSL Day Out at Foxdale Equine Assisted Learning

So many lovely photos from our day out at Foxdale Equine Assisted Learning.

Thank you to Tracy, Mike and all the amazingly patient Foxdale volunteers who kept us supplied with tea, coffee and cold drinks all day and filled us up with scrumpy scones before we left.

We love visiting you – you make us so welcome every time we come – we feel like part of the extended Foxdale family. Keep up the good work! Hope it won’t be too long before we can come again 😊

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Dementia Awareness Week 2017

So, here we go – DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK – two support groups, two singing sessions, one art exhibition, one Dementia Friend session, Mind Body and Soul Event, manned information stands at Deepings, Stamford and Bourne libraries and GP surgeries, and attendance at Evergreen Care Trust’s Lighthouse event on Thursday evening – a busy week ahead I think!

…and there will be cake at lots of the Dementia Awareness Week events!

Contact Us us if you’d like information about any if the above or ring the office on 01778 426756.