Fundraising fun at an Ormskirk dementia centre

Thursday, August 09, 2018

People are invited to an afternoon of summer fun at Mere Brook Day Centre in Ormskirk, to raise money to fund activities for people who use the service The Summer Fair will be held on Friday 17 August, between 2pm and 3.

30pm, at the centre based at the Brookside Retirement Village on Aughton Street.

A garden party with afternoon tea and coffee, a cake sale and a raffle are some of the activities people can enjoy on the day. Admission is free with tea, cakes and coffee costing £1.

Sunflowers grown at the centre's garden by people who use the service will cost £1.50 each.

Local band The Clarks will provide a steel band and sing-along piano music on the day.

Mere Brook, which is run by Lancashire County Council, offers a range of services to support people with dementia. Up to 15 people can use the service each day.

Sarah Willmoth, day centre officer for Mere Brook, said: "We offer lots of services to support people with dementia provided by fully trained staff. People can get support with anything from showering and leisure activities, to going shopping in town.

"Visitors also enjoy going out for day trips such as meals out, visits to shops and garden centres and we're hoping to raise money for these activities at the Summer Fair.

"We want as many people as possible to come down and show their support.

"Our visitors all tell us what a difference the centre makes to their lives. It is also vital for families and carers who can take a break from their caring role, while their loved ones use our service."

For more information about Mere Brook Day Centre, call 01695 587417 or 01695 587418.

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