Dementia Friendly Cafés supported by Big Give Christmas Challenge

© Andy Brown

In December 2017, we took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge with the aim of raising £4,000 in just one week to support the creation of a series of dementia friendly cafés across Sheffield’s museums and galleries. You helped us exceed our goal and we raised a grand total of £4,836.

In collaboration with Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, we held our first session on 7 June 2018 at Weston Park Museum and since then the cafés have continued to grow and develop.

She’s like a different person for a few hours after the cafes, she really comes alive.

 Feedback from the husband of a woman who attends our dementia cafes.

At each session individuals living with dementia and their families/carers have the opportunity to enjoy the museum, have a chat and a cup of tea and meet new people. We had a wonderful response to the cafés so far and thanks to your support, there will be a further sessions across Weston Park Museum, Kelham Island, Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet and Millennium Gallery over the next year.

See our events listings to find out when our next Cafés are taking place.

Find out how you can continue to support Museums Sheffield’s vital charitable work here

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