Hethersett Dementia Support Group marks second anniversary

Hethersett Dementia Support Group chairman David Bills, second from left, with volunteers of the gro

Hethersett Dementia Support Group chairman David Bills, second from left, with volunteers of the group at the second anniversary celebration. Picture: Peter Steward - Credit: Archant

The second anniversary of a village's dementia support group has been marked with a party.

Hethersett Dementia Support Group chairman David Bills, second from left, with volunteers of the gro

Hethersett Dementia Support Group chairman David Bills, second from left, with volunteers of the group at the second anniversary celebration. Picture: Peter Steward - Credit: Archant

More than 30 people were at the celebrations for the Hethersett group at the village's Methodist church hall.

Music students from Hethersett Old Hall School performed and Zena Aldridge, regional Admiral nurse for Age UK, gave a talk on the progress made on raising awareness of dementia.

David Bills, chairman of the group, said: 'It's difficult to believe that it's two years since we launched the support group in Hethersett.

'We are delighted that the dementia café has proved so successful and shown a need for such an initiative in our community.'


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Mr Bills also thanked the group's volunteers. He said: 'Without them we wouldn't exist.' The group's monthly café takes place in the church hall from 10am to midday on the third Tuesday of each month, and the next meeting is planned for June 20.

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