Shortlisted for the Heart of Essex Award, Voluntary organisation Moulding Futures, met up with some of the residents of Brewster House in Heybridge, who will benefit from the Giggle 4 Gold programme if they win a prize. It was a little like the Mad Hatters tea party as a small group got together to be interviewed by BBC ESSEX radio yesterday. Director of Operational Services, David Parry came along, Alison Squires, Homes Manager and they were joined by 4 of the residents there. Irene, Ivy, Philis and Joan.
"We so pleased to be working with Moulding Futures on the Giggle 4 Gold Programme, people living with dementia can derive great benefit and well being from non traditional activities by engaging with them as people, with a unique life history and contribution to make. It really brings people to life to have fun and laugh and enable barriers to broken down. We are so hopeful that this project wins." David Parry, Director of Operational Services for Runwood Homes.
"Everyone had such a fun and silly morning - it made me realise even more what this programme can do for people living with dementia. It was very encouraging and working with the specialists here to develop the programme further will be a fantastic opportunity." said the force behind the programme, Tracy Shave. "Fingers and toes crossed! Please vote and make a real difference to these people - and allow them to trigger who they really are!"
Vote for this project by texting "EC HOE 041 yourname yourpostcode" to 65100 today.
VOTING CLOSES FRIDAY 25th MAY.