Forget Me Not Dementia Campaign
The Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign was launched by the My WiSH Charity in March 2014 to raise funds and awareness for patients with dementia at West Suffolk Hospital as well as to provide support for family members and carers.
The fundraising appeal set out to raise £25,000 to fund a memory walk inside the hospital as well as further enhancing the care and support offered by the dementia team.
Alongside the money raised, a big aim of the campaign was to raise awareness of dementia as well as challenge and change perceptions. Quite simply, we wanted to push dementia higher up the agenda, break down barriers, tackle stigmas and make people realise they are not alone.
We were supported by the East Anglian Daily Times and Mercury newspapers who ran a story every single week for the first year of the campaign and still promote how the campaign is directly helping through their pages.
The money raised has enabled us to enhance many aspects of the hospital for patients with dementia, including the Forget-Me-Not Walk. Supporting patients to reminisce increases their ability to communicate and share experiences.
On behalf of both the dementia team and My WiSH Charity, we would like to thank each and every single person who has supported the campaign – and continues to do so.
You can make a donation via our Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/forgetmenotcampaign or to find out more about supporting the appeal contact the My WiSH Charity fundraising team on 01284 712952
If you would like to see more images from the Memory Walk Open Day then please click the Forget-Me-Not