Guild Care’s Memory Café supports carers and people who are living with dementia by providing them with a safe and supportive place to meet and socialise with others who are sharing similar experiences.
The donation will help fund the Café’s live musical entertainment, which encourages everyone to have fun by singing and reminiscing together. Open to people within the Worthing community, the free event is held every fortnight at Bradbury Wellbeing Centre for those living with dementia and their carers to attend together.
Alison Laurie, Trust and Major Donor Fundraiser at Guild Care, said: “Our Memory Café offers a crucial support network for those living with memory loss and dementia in the Worthing area, helping to reduce isolation and loneliness, as well as foster friendships. The donation from the McCarthy Stone Foundation will help fund our live musical entertainment which those who attend regularly thoroughly enjoy, so I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team.”
The McCarthy Stone Foundation is the independent, registered charity of the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, McCarthy Stone, which is behind the forthcoming development in Goring-By-Sea, on Goring Street. It aims to build long-term partnerships with charities and organisations who support the wellbeing of older people, the educational needs of young people and the urban regeneration of communities by providing vital financial grants, volunteers, and other resources.
Graeme Marsh, Foundation Manager at the McCarthy Stone Foundation, said: “The Guild Care Memory Café is an integral part of the Worthing community. Providing a safe and welcoming space is absolutely crucial to give those living with dementia or memory loss and their carers that much-needed support, so we’re really delighted to be able to help aid the brilliant efforts of the charity.”
Those interested in finding out more about the McCarthy Stone Foundation can do so here.