Digging for Dementia

Growing with people with dementia


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***SESSIONS POSTPONED***

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the first Digging for Dementia session will not be going ahead on Saturday May 4th. The project itself will still continue, and fundraising efforts will go on as planned. Details of the rescheduled first session will be confirmed soon. I apologise for the delay, and will provide further details soon.

 

Sarah

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Preparations and Publicity

It’s been busy, busy, busy at Digging for Dementia HQ this week! Now that the project has a plot of land, it’s all systems go, researching companion planting for our lovely organic land; ticking lots of insurance and health and safety boxes (exciting, I know); planning a fundraising cake sale with the wonderful Jam Jar Bakes, and receiving lots of snazzy Digging for Dementia goodies in the post.

 

Now that the land for the project has been established, I’ll be distributing leaflets and posters around the local area, in sheltered residences, care homes, GP surgeries and libraries. As a brand new project with a very limited budget, eBay has saved the day many times over the past few weeks! The project now has some beautiful leaflets, printed by RTH Printing:

 

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As Digging for Dementia’s project leader, I have a customised hoodie, printed by T-Shirt Shack, in order to make me easily identifiable by all members of the group:

 

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I also have a name badge, printed in large print by Print Outside the Box. As obvious as it may sound, a name badge is an important prompt when working with people with dementia, and will help the group members to communicate with me:

 

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If you are a fellow small-scale project leader in need of promotional materials, I wholeheartedly recommend exploring eBay. I obtained promotional items for around a quarter of the prices quoted elsewhere, and every saving is significant when you’re establishing a community project like Digging for Dementia!

 

Everything is falling beautifully into place for Digging for Dementia, and the project has received so much support and love, both in cyberspace and in real life. I’m very excited about the future of Digging for Dementia, and I hope you’ll all stay tuned to see the project grow!

 

Sarah