Police Team Prestatyn are Dementia Friends

Police team in Prestatyn are all now Dementia Friends.

We are very pleased that the North Wales Police safer neighbourhood team in Prestatyn have become Dementia Friends.

Peter Harrison quoted “As chair of Prestatyn Dementia community it has been fantastic to have the support from Mark and his team from the very start of the initiative, including team members taking up active roles on our steering group.

To have all members of his team now dementia friends shows great commitment to our local community and will help raise awareness of Dementia in our locality.”

police dementia friendsThis week as part of the Health4All event held at Artisans Collective in co-production with Healthy Prestatyn .

The Police stand promoted all of the great community work they do and offered lots of advice.

The weekly Mind Music group sang all morning outside the Old Library.

Whilst we had information available via Artisans Collective and the town council.

A number of people living with Dementia attended on the day some of them attracted by the banner now outside the Old Library Building.Mind music police

Raising awareness

A big part of what we do, being part of the i61 church £10 Challenge again in 2016 is really helping us spread the word.

We are involved with the i61 Ten Pound Challenge in 3 ways in 2016.

  1. Our Chair Pete built an electric bike to ride the Great Orme in LLandudno. He was sponsored 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.
  2. He is now using the bike each day and donating his fuel savings to the cause.
  3. 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

Community

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)

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