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Lanarkshire firm to hold promotional day for the Lanarkshire Dementia Cafe

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 16:43 GMT on Tuesday, 7th May, 2013.
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LANARKSHIRE ice cream brand Equi’s is hosting a promotional day, in order to further publicise NHS Lanarkshire’s ‘Dementia Café’.

The Lanarkshire firm will host the day at their Motherwell parlour to help support the Motherwell dementia café. And the event will take place on Sunday 12th May when customers visiting the Merry Street outlet will be able to get one of the firm’s regular cones, with a minimum 50 pence donation of all the proceeds going to the dementia café.

Commenting, Equi’s owner David Equi said: “We’ve heard all about the wonderful work the café has been doing over the last year and we thought we’d like to help in some way.

“Dementia is an issue which is affecting more people these days and we’re sure many of our customers will know of someone who’s been affected in some way.

“We thought holding a day like this would be a good way to promote the fantastic work the cafe does and directly help it in some way.

“Every penny raised on the regular cones on that day will go directly to the dementia café.”

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The Motherwell dementia café provides a space where those who are worried about their memory or have a diagnosis of dementia, their families and informal carers, can gather, share their experiences and get some practical support in a friendly setting.

NHS Lanarkshire community nurse Hazel Boyle who oversees the award winning café, said: “This is a wonderful gesture by Equi’s and I can’t thank them enough for their support.

“One of the main things this day will do is help raise awareness in the local community of the dementia café, hopefully among those who may have dementia or care for someone who has dementia.

“The café meets every month and we’d love for them to come along and see us as we have a host of clinicians, nurses and support staff who they can chat to in an informal way about any memory issues they may have.”

The cafe’s next meeting is on Friday 7th June from 1pm to 4pm in Motherwell FC’s Centenary Suite. It meets on the first Friday of every month and, people looking for more information on the cafe should contact 01698 269649.

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