Popular Thursford Songs of Praise event supports dementia friendly project

Hilary MacDonald, Chief Executive of Age UK Norfolk and Rev Andrew King, Methodist Superintendent Mi

Hilary MacDonald, Chief Executive of Age UK Norfolk and Rev Andrew King, Methodist Superintendent Minister for the Norfolk Central Circuit with a cheque presentation outside The Elms Business Space which supports Age UK Norfolk. Picture: AGE UK - Credit: Archant

More than £2,600 was raised for Age UK Norfolk at a popular Songs of Praise event held by the Central Norfolk Methodist Circuit at the Thursford Collection.

Reverend Andrew King, superintendent minister for the Central Norfolk Circuit, said: 'We're lucky to hold our Songs of Praise event at the very popular Thursford collection and we were delighted to invite Age UK Norfolk to attend this year to speak with us about dementia and their exciting work with dementia friendly communities.'

Age UK Norfolk has been working alongside Norfolk communities since 2012 to support them in becoming dementia friendly and to date has supported 14 communities in the county with the initiative.

A dementia friendly community is one based on inclusion, where people with dementia and their carers are not socially isolated but are able to continue to lead active and fulfilling lives with the support of their community.


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