2nd Dec, 2016

Nostalgic times will be captured thanks to grant handed to Almonry Museum

Joshua Godfrey 8th Jul, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE ALMONRY museum has been handed a £1,000 grant to launch a ‘Moments to Share’ project to create albums of nostalgic photos that can be enjoyed by dementia patients, their relatives and carers.

As Evesham moves towards becoming a dementia friendly town, the Almonry beat off competition from a number of venues to be awarded the grant by the Museums and Heritage Fund.

The photographs which will be used as part of the project rarely see the light of the day, but it is hoped they will now be able to be seen by a wider audience, especially by those who are unable to visit the museum in person.

Evesham’s Dementia Café will be one of the first groups to benefit from the new project, but other local organisations are already signing up for the free loan service.

Project co-ordinator, Adele Webb, said: “We will be working closely with the Alzheimer’s Society on the style of the albums, but it is the patients themselves and their carers who will guide us in popular themes for the albums and the choice of photos.

“We can’t wait to get started.”

For further information on the project, call Adele Webb on 01386 446944, or email almonry2@gmail.com.