Dementia charity wins high praise at awards

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South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord has been highly commended in the Voluntary Organisation of the Year category at the national Dementia Friendly Awards.

The awards celebrate work taking place across England in creating dementia-friendly communities, allowing people with dementia to take an active part in their community and participate in meaningful activities.

Lost Chord provides interactive musical experiences for people with dementia in care homes and day centres.

TV star Angela Rippon and Jeremy Hughes, the chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Society, presented the awards at Central Hall, Westminster.

“As we celebrate our 15th anniversary we are delighted to be receiving this level of national recognition,” said Lost Chord Chief Executive Helena Muller.

“The work our professional musicians do in touching the lives of people living with dementia is both moving and uplifting but it could not happen without the support of our loyal team of volunteers.

“To be highly commended recognises that level of support and gives us the inspiration to continue working for the future, bringing music into the lives of those people who need it most.”