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Tea dance marks first year in new home for Bishop's Stortford dementia group




Dementia sufferers enjoyed a tea dance organised by a Bishop's Stortford support group.

The event marked a year in the CST.Today group's new home on Wednesdays at the Hub Church in Portland Road.

There were around 25 people there, including eight residents and three care workers from Conewood Manor Nursing Home in Dunmow Road.

Hub Church. Portland Road, Bishops Stortford.Dementia Group holding tea dance. Guests dance the afternoon away. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (15849315)
Hub Church. Portland Road, Bishops Stortford.Dementia Group holding tea dance. Guests dance the afternoon away. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (15849315)

Guests were entertained by four ballroom dancers who practise on Saturdays at Havers Community Centre. Then, Dennis the One Man Band provided music for guests to dance to while others enjoyed tea and cake.

Organiser Debbie Baker said: "It went very well indeed, with all having a wonderful time."

The attendees included Mitch Miller, managing director of ENA Care in Welwyn Garden City, which donated £450 to the group. The money was part of a crowdfunding campaign which generated £1,500 to safeguard the group's future for the next few months.

Hub Church. Portland Road, Bishops Stortford.Dementia Group holding tea dance. Debbie Baker withMitch Miller and Sonia Thacker from ENA Care Group who made a donation to the group. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (15849529)
Hub Church. Portland Road, Bishops Stortford.Dementia Group holding tea dance. Debbie Baker withMitch Miller and Sonia Thacker from ENA Care Group who made a donation to the group. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (15849529)

Debbie said: "I can't believe the generosity of people, it's so heart-warming, and I've had some lovely words of encouragement from the donors."

The group, for active people with mild to moderate dementia, is looking for volunteers to help at its Wednesday sessions. For more details or to join, see the group's website.


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