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Every effort is made to network with the other organisations in the area who can also provide assistance and support so that the charity can become a go-to place for anyone seeking advice on such matters.
Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group (established in 2015) aims to provide support for anyone who is caring for a family member or friend who is living with a diagnosis of a dementia related condition. Pre-covid our two groups would meet weekly in the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar to provide companionship, fellowship and stimulation. We worked hard during Lockdown to provide continuity for our group members with weekly phone calls; publishing regular newsletters, providing deliveries of craft materials, gardening supplies and takeaway afternoon teas, moving on to organising both one-to-one and small, socially distanced, outdoor meetings within Scottish Government guidelines, when this was permissible.
We had a huge range of activities and events throughout Summer (when we like to get out and about as much as possible), as well as inviting along a number of speakers to our Thursday meetings.
We visited Lauderdale Park to play Pétanque (great fun – booked again for 2024) and enjoyed a lovely return visit to Amisfield Gardens. A trip to Lochend Woods featured once again on our agenda. Celebrations were held for National Carers Week and National Volunteers week, and throughout the year, fundraising afternoon tea parties were held for Dunbar Relay for Life, the mini bus appeal at Dunbar Day Centre and Macmillan.
Our knitting pins were out when we engaged with the North Berwick Fringe by the Sea project to create bunting to decorate the Lodge Grounds and town, and we were fortunate enough (once again) to work on several art and creative writing projects with local community interest company, Sharing a Story.
A whole year of fun, laughter and friendship. Sadly, we lost several members over the year – much missed and always remembered.
A busy Spring for our Group, kicking off with an afternoon tea party fundraiser for Dunbar Day Centre Mini Bus Appeal, when we raised an amazing £228.45! We also enjoyed a wonderful trip to Prestonpans Museum; participated in “Tales from Our Kitchen Table sessions; a picnic at Lauderdale Park to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week and an Afternoon Tea at Winterfield Golf Club to celebrate National Carers’ Week.
Our Zoom sessions were enhanced by visits from Koren from the Scottish Book Trust, Claire from Vegetarian from Life, and Fiona from Holyrood Palace, and we were joined at one of our regular weekly meetings by Elizabeth from Handicabs Lothian.