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Councillor and previous TDC Chair Supports Northam Dementia Café

chairman at dementia cafe

Instead of posting out Christmas cards from the Council, the previous Chair of Torridge District Council, Councillor Mervyn Langmead opted for e-cards instead, and once again decided to donate the money to a local worthy cause.

The Northam Reminiscence Café meets every third Friday of the month between 10 and 12 am in Northam Hall. The café provides a space where people experiencing memory difficulties, their family and carers can find friendly company, healthcare advice from professionals and information and talks on relevant support services.

Councillor Langmead said "I was really impressed with the set up of the café and the numbers of people who use this important local facility, not just from Northam but from across Torridge. I think that Sophie and all of the helpers are doing a marvelous job and I'm pleased that Torridge District Council was able to contribute in this way".

Sophie Hatch, the Café Coordinator said "With no regular funding stream, the café relies on the support and generosity of local people and I'd like to thank all of those people who provide refreshments or speak or entertain for free. We really welcome this donation from Torridge District Council which will help towards the costs of the refreshments and the hiring of the hall.

For more information about the Northam Reminiscence Café please contact Sophie on 07527544694

Picture shows the Torridge Chairman and his wife Gill, handing over the cheque for £225 to the Café Coordinator Sophie Hatch with some of the café regulars.

12 June 2017