WDSG unveils new facilities for ninth birthday

The Wymondham Dementia Support Group celebrate their 9th anniversary, with the unveiling of the grou

The Wymondham Dementia Support Group celebrate their 9th anniversary, with the unveiling of the group's new lift by patron Lady Dannatt, front centre, and a visit by miniature donkeys. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Wymondham Dementia Support Group (WDSG) celebrated their Pabulum Cafe's ninth birthday with an unveiling of new facilities and a visit from two miniature donkeys.

Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, 2nd left, with members of the group ce

Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, 2nd left, with members of the group celebrating their 9th anniversary with a visit by Pippin, a miniature donkey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The group officially opened a new room in Fairland Church called the Pabulum Lounge, and revealed a newly installed lift to access the garden.

WDSG patron, Lady Philippa Dannatt MBE, cut the ribbons before visitors enjoyed cake and sparkling wine.

WDSG organiser Dianne Fernee, 66, said: 'Over the past 18 months we have been fundraising for a disabled platform for access between the church hall and garden.

'The church has a room in the back, which we've done up and it is now a much warmer and inviting place.

Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, front 2nd left, on the new lift with A

Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, front 2nd left, on the new lift with Anne Alston, as the group celebrates their 9th anniversary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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'It was a bit manic but it was a good day and they all enjoyed themselves.'

The Pabulum Cafe provides a friendly meeting place for those with dementia, their carers and family members.

Members of the Wymondham Dementia Support celebrating their 9th anniversary with a visit by Pixie a

Members of the Wymondham Dementia Support celebrating their 9th anniversary with a visit by Pixie a miniature donkey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Members of the Wymondham Dementia Support celebrating their 9th anniversary with a visit by Pixie a

Members of the Wymondham Dementia Support celebrating their 9th anniversary with a visit by Pixie a miniature donkey, with her handler, Steph Collingbourne, right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, front left, cuts the ribbon on the new

Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, front left, cuts the ribbon on the new lift as the group celebrates their 9th anniversary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Wymondham Dementia Support Group celebrate their 9th anniversary, with the unveiling of the grou

The Wymondham Dementia Support Group celebrate their 9th anniversary, with the unveiling of the group's new lift by patron Lady Dannatt, front. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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