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New group aims to help those suffering loneliness

Rob George 26th Mar, 2022

A NEW GROUP has been unveiled at Wallace House to support those affected by dementia and loneliness.

It’s called the Forget Me Not cafe and runs every Monday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm for local residents to come and socialise and find company with their peers.

Volunteers with experience of dementia will be on hand to support and members of AgeUK and Evesham Dementia Action Alliance will also pop in for a chat.

While entry is free, tea, coffee and hot chocolate is £1.

The new launch comes after Wallace House’s youth group was boosted with a cheque for £1,000 from Tesco Evesham’s Community Grants scheme.

Cash will be used to enable young people to learn new skills in cooking and food management plus what they cook on a ‘Food Friday ‘ which they will be able to take home to share with their family.

The cheque was presented to the centre’s acting manager Sian Purton by Michelle Brodie from Groundworks and by Lindsay Road, Tesco’s former community champion.

It was the last act for Lindsay who has stepped down from her role to become Evesham’s Community Builder. Her successor Claire Plowman was in attendance at the cheque presentation.

“I have truly loved my role within the community but my new role will mean I can still support the Evesham and surrounding villages on a full time basis,” Lindsay said.

“I’m leaving you all in Claire’s very capable hands and I know she will be fantastic.”

Visit www.tesco.com/communitygrants to apply for funding.

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