On 20th March WRAP will be taking part in a dementia networking group at the district council offices in Stratford-upon-Avon, convened by Marie Darwin of the Stratford District Council. Various organisations offering help for those living with dementia will be
WRAP staff are to visit Bletchley Park on a fact-finding exercise. Mike, Pauline and Maggie will be there to gauge whether it would be a suitable venue for a day trip for WRAP volunteers and clients. For those not in
An anonymous donor has pledged £100 per month if it is matched by a similar amount from the Shakespeare Lions. The Shakespeare Lions have generously agreed to do this until the summer. Our big THANK YOU for the support!
Last Christmas the Shakespeare Lions drove Santa’s Sleigh for 2 nights round the estates of the town to raise money for Stratford´s new hospital. WRAP´s manpower and support was requested and in return a proportion of the collection was donated. WRAP
Colleen Moss from Stratford-upon-Avon, has taken a keen interest in WRAP’s plight over lack of premises and decided to try to raise funds towards the cost of any future arrangement. Colleen generously held a Christmas Fayre at her home and
WRAP has been heavily involved in a project centred on Bishopton School, the aim of which is to make the school and its community more “dementia friendly”.
The children were asked to “Grow your own family tree” and to involve other family members. The community would through the process become more aware of Café WRAP, held in the Community Centre, every Friday.
An exhibition of the childrens’ results was held in the school on 3rd February; parents and grandparents were invited and the pupils received a certificate and a WRAP pen each, presented by Rosemary Shakesheff.
During the event the children listened to a story read by Linda Cousins and written by Lee Story called the “Buttercup Game” This is a children‘s book that tells the story of a young rabbit supporting a grandparent that is living with dementia.
The school reported the event in its newsletter to parents:
“We Are Family”
Year 4 completed their Family Tree projects with the Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project group this week and presented their findings to parents and teachers. We would like to say a huge thank you to the members of the WRAP for organising this and to congratulate the children for producing some excellent projects.
Should you wish to find out about your family history, you can find out more information and pick up a leaflet about the free service in the school.” Mr Hunt Head Teacher
Juliet Short the Mayor popped in to congratulate the school and the project team.
WRAP would like to thank the school staff for being so helpful in enabling the project to take place over eight weeks.
On Monday 12th December we celebrated our Christmas dinner at the Swan´s Nest Hotel. We had an eventful and fun evening of award giving, and fund raising with volunteers, staff, WRAPPERS, friends and Trustees taking part. This year we created a
First weekend in July means Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival, one of the region’s leading free festivals. This year, we showcased what we do, entertained with our buzzer game and fundraised through raffles. We had good weather, and managed to raise over £1200.00 towards supporting WRAP.
Joins us tomorow, 30th August, for a free #DementiaFriends Information session, at Townsend Hall, Shipston-on-Stour from 10am – 2pm The session is designed to increase our understanding of dementia, and raise awareness to the small things that we can all
Showcase 16 took place on Wednesday 8th June in Stratford´s ArtsHouse, in support of Carers Week The event was a successful one, with 27 organisations showcasing their services and were offering advice to the general public. And they were: Age UK