Concert to help local dementia support groupsLast November Newport & District Male Voice Choir and vocalist Paul Wallace performed a concert to support Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s dementia support groups.

Sue Hughes, co-ordinator of our Diamond Drop In at Frizes Leasowe sheltered housing scheme, organised the concert which marked the fifth anniversary of the dementia support group at the venue.

The event which was held at St John’s Church in Muxton was really well supported and raised £512 through ticket sales and a raffle. The money will be used to support our Diamond Drop Ins, which provide help and support for people with dementia and those who care for them, in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin now have eight Diamond Drop Ins across the county and are opening a new one in Shifnal on 7 February this year. If you know of any family, friends or neighbours who need help and would like to attend one of our groups, please encourage them to contact us on 01743 233 123 and we will do whatever we can to help.

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