14th December 2021

Alzheimer’s Support’s day clubs went head-to-head in a virtual Christmas quiz organised by teams from Danone in Trowbridge.

Danone staff gave up their free time to devise questions, set up a video link between the Old Silk Works club in Warminster and Mill Street club in Trowbridge and compere in person at both locations.  There was much banter and light-hearted teasing as club members considered their answers and while Mill Street won overall, Old Silk Works club member Margaret got the most questions right.

Barry Macdonald, accounts receivable analyst at Danone, who compered at the Old Silk Works, said: “We were looking for a local charity to support this Christmas and thought Alzheimer’s Support was ideal. We decided to make the quiz interactive so members of both clubs could have a bit of fun and connect with each other.

Dementia day clubs are 'happy and cosy'

“We all had such a good time. What strikes you as you walk into the clubs is how cosy they are and that everyone is smiling. They are such happy places and we really enjoyed spending time with the members there.”

Old Silk Works manager Louise Gover said: “Both clubs really enjoyed the quiz and had a lot of fun competing against one another. We’re very grateful to Barry Macdonald and Melissa Hughes from Danone, who compered in Warminster and Gemma Brixey and Paul Beckett who did the honours in Trowbridge. It was a lovely morning’s entertainment.”

Find out more about Alzheimer's Support's day clubs and volunteering