Dementia Awareness

Dementia Friends - Forget Me Nots

As you probably know Burntwood Town Council is actively working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Town and a number of Councillors and other interested groups have joined together to make sure we can do whatever we can to help and support the sufferers and their carers. Dementia is a dreadful problem involving an increasing number of people as well as putting considerable pressure on their carers, which is why the council is very keen to help.

 

There are a number of crafting projects that are available to highlight dementia, hence this email to you to see if you have any members, family or friends who would be willing to knit, crochet or cross stitch forget me nots as they are the flower chosen to support dementia, for obvious reasons.

 

Completed flowers can be taken to the Burntwood Town Council offices at the Old Mining College in Queen Street, Chasetown. Eventually we hope to have a display of them around Burntwood, so it is hoped you can support us in this very worthy cause in order to highlight the plight sufferers and their cares face.

 

If you would like any more information, please contact the Council via email carole.payne@burntwood-tc.gov.uk or phone on 01543 677166 during office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.

 

Councillor Di Evans

Chair of Burntwood Dementia Group