Friday, 23 April 2010

Diary Entry for April

Margaret is well on her way to her 100, miles that is, not birthday….although she is so fit and active that there can be little doubt that important occasion will be celebrated in style in 10 years time… but anyways I digress…

Margaret has walked 40 miles now and money is still coming in, in support of her incredible achievements. She has raised £369 since January. That is so fantastic, we are firstly so grateful and secondly, so in awe.

Margaret is also moving house, which is no mean feat (pun intended!)…and does her daily walk, in between packing boxes and such like. When she has settled into her new house in Topsham in a month, if you would like to meet her and walk with her for an afternoon, she would love it. She has particularly asked me to ask people whether they would. Such an interesting woman, you would have a lovely afternoon – please get in touch with us and we can introduce, just as a one off would be fine.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Please Sponsor Margaret's 100 mile walk

Margaret Branch, 90 years young, is committed to walking 100 miles to raise money for Age Concern Exeter!

Not only will the ‘Half a mile a day’ walk keep her active and healthy, but she is hoping that she will get a lot of sponsorship.
Margaret got a Pedomoter for Christmas so there will be not cheating, she promises! So all Margaret needs now is your support!
Please contact us on 01392 202092 if you’d like to sponsor her.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Innovations in Dementia to launch inspirational films by people with dementia

On 12th April we will be launching four films made by people with dementia.

In 2009 we set out to make a series of films to illustrate the creativity and positivity with which people with dementia were living their lives

We worked with people with dementia living in the South-West who wanted to help spread the message that although a diagnosis of dementia may be life-changing, it is not life-ending

We have made four short films. Three of these were made by people living in Exeter (ACEx), and the fourth by the Forget-me-Not group in Swindon.

These are not just films about dementia, they are a testament to the energy and creativity of people living their lives with dementia.
We would be delighted if you would join us for the public launch, where we will be screening the films for the very first time.

Please feel free to invite anyone else you think might be interested in seeing the films. This will be a dementia-friendly event and everyone is welcome.

The launch will take place at the Picturehouse cinema in Exeter at 1.45pm on Monday the 12th April.
If you would like to come – please RSVP to, or telephone Steve Milton on 01392 420076.
If you can’t come to the launch, the films will be available to view, or to download at our website from 13th April 2010.
Help us help spread the message that a diagnosis of dementia may be life-changing, but it is not life-ending.
(ACEx) “There is a connection with Age Concern Exeter here, you may be interested in this showing, I think its great that it’s gonna be at the Picturehouse” – Corinne