Ten Pound Challenge with i61 church 2016

Ten Pound challenge 2016

We are pleased to be associated with i61 church and the Ten pound challenge again in 2016.

We are involved with the i61 Ten Pound Challenge in 2 ways in 2016.

  1. Our Chair Pete is building an electric bike to ride the Great Orme in LLandudno. He is looking for friends to sponsor him to raise money for all of the charities involved and at the same time raising awareness for our Dementia Friendly Community and its Dementia Friends. You can donate here.
  2. We would love Prestatyn Dementia friendly community to be one of the recipients of the funding, to enable us to raise even more awareness of Dementia Friends in our locality. You can vote for us here.

Below is more about the i61 church and the Ten pound Challenge, taken from their website

The Concept


Connecting & engaging your community:

Initial Purpose

The £10 Challenge was developed specifically to help our local community and connect us with them in positive ways

What we have succeeded to do so far:-

1. Build relationships with local people, local shops and business’s

2. Build relationships with a lot of local individual volunteer workers, charities and local groups.

3. Raise the profile of our church in our community significantly

4. Build relationship with the local press who now run stories almost on a weekly basis during the £10 Challenge

5. Bless a lot of small local groups and smaller charities running some great projects who struggle to secure any funding from government and who struggle to fund raise because of their size. e.g. Brownies, Cubs, Junior football teams, feeding the homeless, Foodbanks etc. Instead of giving our initial outlay of £1,000 to 10 local good causes i.e. £100 each, we were able in year 1, to give each of them £1,000.

This year they are supporting…
  • Conwy Brownie & Conwy Rainbows unit
  • St David’s Hospice
  • Llandudno FC Girls teams
  • Clwb-Yr-Efail, Conwy
  • Craft Companions – Colwyn Bay
  • Rotary Club Llandudno
  • CreataSmile North Wales
  • & 3 to be Selected by Public Vote (lets hope this is us)
  • & 3 to be Selected by Public Vote
  • & 3 to be Selected by Public Vote

Fun and fitness event

fun fitness event

Get active to promote your own physical and mental wellbeing at this fun event!

That’s the message from the team in Healthy Prestatyn/Rhuddlan Iach and Vale of Clwyd Mind. Who are working with Artisans Collective to stage a fun ‘Health4All’ event on Friday, 14 October. In and around Prestatyn Old library on Nant Hall Road.

Prestatyn Dementia Community are looking forward to being involved on the day, including representation from Mind Music.

Whatever your age or circumstance there will be an opportunity to try out and get involved in activities with the ‘feel good’ factor.

Would you like to get involved with a choir, strum a guitar or beat some drums?

You can expend some energy in a dancing or walking group or enjoy armchair aerobics.

Make use of your spare time through volunteering opportunities or growing vegetables at a local allotment.

Make friends and learn skills through Men’s Sheds. Find out more about learning opportunities at local libraries or college.

This and much more will be available for you to test as part of a fun filled activity day.

Chris Stockport GP and Clinical Director at Healthy Prestatyn Iach said: ‘Physical and social activity is key to both mental and physical health. We hope that this event will encourage local people not only to enjoy the day but to get involved in enjoyable activity on a regular basis.’

Phil Williams, Director of Vale of Clwyd Mind said: ‘It is well known that physical activity can have major benefits on mental wellbeing. This event could be a real boon for local people. Especially as it is being staged during World Mental Health Week’.

Anyone can come along and join in the fun.

If you want to find out more contact Alexis Conn on 01745 881852 or e-mail: alexis.conn@wales.NHS.uk