22nd October 2020

Alzheimer’s Support’s activity groups have received a £10,000 funding boost from Wiltshire and Swindon Sport.

The groups are part of the charity's Creating Connections programme and include Music for the Mind singing groups, Movement for the Mind exercise groups, Muddy Boots outdoors activity groups, art groups and a network of memory cafes across Wiltshire.

Head of Community Services Sarah Marriott said: 

"It is so important for people living with dementia and their family carers to be able to come together with others for stimulating and enjoyable activities, and to keep active. We started re-opening our groups with approval of Public Health England in September. It has been wonderful to see people reconnect again.

Activities which make a difference

"We are so grateful to Wiltshire and Swindon Sport for supporting these groups which make such a difference for people across Wiltshire."

Dominique Oughton, Engagement Officer for Wiltshire and Swindon Sport said: "We are delighted to be working with and supporting Alzheimer’s Wiltshire through Sport England’s Tackling Inequality Fund. Their work is a lifeline to both those living with dementia as well as the carers.

"The funding received will enable the re-launch of their Creating Connections programme and provide opportunities for members to become and remain active during this challenging time and will help alleviate the isolation suffered by many during the pandemic and help them to re-engage. We wish them all the best."

Find out more about Creating Connections