Our Derby City Rose Garden is hosting the Dementia Games Project

October 2021 · min read

Liz, one of our fundraising volunteers, has secured a number of grants to host outdoor games for people with dementia along with their family and friends.

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Our fundraising team recently visited Derby City Dementia Service to meet up with fundraising volunteer, Liz Fairfield. Liz has been a huge help to the team and secured a number of grants for the service. Liz applied to Sport England Return to Play for a Dementia Games Project and received £1,288. She also received a grant from Foundation Derbyshire - John Weston Fund for a Dementia Arts Project (£725) and funding from the Mansfield Building Society Community Support Scheme for a Dementia Garden Project (£498).

The Dementia Games Project has recently got underway. It allows people with dementia and their family and friends to come together to play various games and sports in a safe space.

The games take place in the Derby City Rose Garden. A beautiful space that welcomes people with dementia and their relatives to relax, socialise and provides an opportunity for anyone who’s green-fingered to take part in gardening activities as part of our Garden Project.

Liz also visited the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in September. However, she didn’t forget her volunteering role, even during her downtime. She spoke to one of the exhibitors who generously agreed to donate 50 roses to the Derby City rose garden.

The grants Liz has won for the service have made a huge difference to the people they support. It’s been vital to provide outdoor activities during these difficult times. We have learnt that spending time outdoors helps the people we support feel safe and is also good for their general wellbeing.

If you are interested in volunteering with our fundraising team then please send us an email- volunteering@makingspace.co.uk.

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