By Andie Derry, Client Support at Anstee & Co. Kettering
Jane and I visited the “Dementia Sings Out” choir, based in Wellingborough, to see what goes on and what the members get up to every Thursday.
When the choir was singing and dancing to songs such as ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘Higher and Higher’ you could see how happy everyone was to be there.
The choir is a great way of bringing the community together and seeing the difference that Dementia Sings Out makes to the lives of people living with dementia reminded us why we are raising money for them on our upcoming Charity Golf Day.
We ended the session with coffee and biscuits and were able to have a chat with everyone.
The choir offers a break from everyday life and a day out to those living in care homes. However, it was sad to hear that care homes may not be able to continue to fund the transport to and from the venue as it costs around £40 per week for the taxis. Hopefully, the money we raise will allow the choir to continue to grow.
How Anstee & Co works in the community.
We are proud to be associated with and sponsor the “Dementia Sings Out” choir. We have seen, over the weeks, how much the singers have enjoyed the choir. The Choir meets every Thursday between 10.30am to 12.00 noon, at Everyday Champions Church, Havelock Street, Wellingborough, NN8 4QA. The event is free.
If you know someone who would benefit from the choir or would just like to know more details you can contact them directly through this email address: DementiaSingsOut@gmail.com
Our next planned fundraising event is the annual Charity Golf Day. The event is now in its 5th year. Details of this year’s event are below and all funds raised will go towards the “Dementia Sings Out” choir.
Date: Thursday 3rd October 2019
Time: Tee times from 10.30am
Location: Wellingborough Golf Club, Harrowden Hall, Great Harrowden, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. NN9 5AD
Fee: £250 for a team of 4. Discount for Wellingborough Golf Club members.
Catering: Breakfast Roll on arrival. Dinner and prize giving in the evening.
Sponsorship: Hole sponsorship is available from as little as £50.00
Closing date: Booking forms in to be in by 23rd September 2019.
For more information and to request a booking form, please contact Jane Lumley-Walker at our Kettering Head Office.
If you are involved in a local community group that you feel that would benefit from our support, then please let us know.