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Lichfield dementia support group boosted by donation from former council chairman’s year of fundraising

A dementia support group has been boosted by a £338 donation.

Bob Awty handing over the cheque to Lichfield Memory Cafe
Bob Awty handing over the cheque to Lichfield Memory Cafe

Lichfield Memory Cafe runs at Lichfield Methodist Church each Thursday from 10am to 12noon.

The group, which supports people living with dementia and their carers, was awarded the money after Bob Awty chose them as one of his charities for his year as chairman of Lichfield District Council.

In his year as Chairman for Lichfield District Council, Bob Awty helped to raise £338 for Lichfield Memory Cafe.

Mr Awty said: “I chose Lichfield Memory Cafe as my charity because it is such an important resource for local people and I know how much it is valued by everyone who attends.

“I am so pleased that the money will go towards helping to give people with dementia support in a caring environment.

“I would like to thank everyone who donated to the chairman’s charity and everyone who supported me during my year in office.” 

Karen Hurmson, coordinator for the cafe, said: “Lichfield Memory Cafe offers a lifeline to people with living with dementia as well as their friends and family.

“By talking and finding out how others deal with the impact of the disease, it helps to better manage their own situation.

“This is why we’re so grateful to the former chairman for choosing the Memory Café as his charity and helping to raise awareness of it.

“The cheque will go towards four trips out for our Memory Café members, including a trip to the Lichfield Garrick theatre and the National Memorial Arboretum.”

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