Tea dance treat to raise awareness of dementia

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IT’S time for tea as Lost Chord and the Alzheimer’s Society mark Dementia Awareness Week with a special Tea Dance at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery on Monday, July 4, from 1pm to 3pm.

Guests will be able to enjoy the fun of a traditional English tea dance as well as enjoying a performance by musicians from Lost Chord, the South Yorkshire charity that provides interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region.

Providing the music will be award-winning concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, who has received more than 30 invitations to perform for the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, Highgrove House and Sandringham.

He will be joined by acclaimed actor, singer and Lost Chord favourite Jeremy Finch for a selection of operetta and West End musical favourites.

Liz Hopkinson, support services manager with Alzheimer’s Society, said: “It is a pleasure to work with Lost Chord and Doncaster Museum to provide an afternoon of entertainment information and support to people with dementia and their carers.

“I hope the afternoon will demonstrate what can be achieved when organisations work together in partnership to raise awareness regarding dementia.”

Tickets cost £3 and are available from Lost Chord, The Wesley Centre, Blyth Road, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8JD. Call 01709 811 160.