On the go again! A fabulous day out to see The Kelpies – lots of sunshine and just one wee shower of rain. A brilliant day from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyed by all. It was sheer joy to see these beautiful sculptures close up. Thank you to Amy at the Helix Visitor Centre for all her help in organising the trip; Jim for his wonderful commentary on our guided tour, and David our ELC bus driver for transporting us safely. Jim explained just how important the whole Helix project has been in regenerating the Falkirk area, with all proceeds from the guided tours, gift shop sales, etc all going to benefit the wider community. Our heartfelt thanks to all in the Dunbar Community and beyond, whose generous donations make trips like this possible.
Our thanks to John & Dorothy Denholm for representing Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group and Dunbar Dementia Network, at the unveiling of a memorial stone in honour of Pilot, Flying Officer, Harry Kenneth Lillington Rice (aged 21) and Navigator, Flying Officer, Aubrey John Clarke (aged 23), who died in the Beaufighter crash at Middle Monynut during WW2. It was particularly fitting for Dorothy to attend as she was associated with the WRAC in her younger days.
Until October 2019, for any Coop Members buying Co-op branded products and services, the Co-op will give 1% to a local cause. Your support will allow us to continue supporting families living with a diagnosis of a dementia related condition by funding a series of Art Therapy workshops, providing companionship, fun and allowing folks to be creative.
Pick up a Membership card instore (£1) and then go online at coop.co.uk/membership and nominate us as your cause. Your help is so much appreciated.
Come along and meet Carers Group members instore on our info stand on Friday 17 May & 14 June 2019 (High Street store) 11 30 – 3 30 pm. (Visits were made to the Countess Crescent Store in April 2019.) Look forward to seeing you.
Fundraising Tea Party for Maggie’s Centre, Edinburgh. Gibb Room 1, The Bleachingfield Centre. (Please bring some treats to share. There will be a collection box for donations in aid of ‘Maggie’s’ on the tea table.)
Dunbar Dementia Network exists to provide both regular and special support to those caring for others who are living with dementia or related conditions.
The drop down menu provides more details of these activities and the main menu tells you how to get in contact with us easily.
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.
We aim 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. We meet every Thursday between 2.30 and 3.30 in the Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar to provide companionship, fellowship and stimulation.
Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group is currently full – if you would like to be placed on a waiting list please contact Lorna Bunney, Group Co-ordinator on 01620 870632.
Ratho Trip. Bus will leave the Bleachingfield at 1 30. After trip we will eat at the Ratho Park Carvery (cost to be met individually), leaving around 7 30 pm for return to Dunbar. We will pre-order meal – menu being sent from Restaurant. (Now have maximum numbers – 12 on each barge(2) – waiting list open for cancellations).