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.

Our next Cafés will take place on:

  • Tues 16 April 2019, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Millennium Gallery
  • Tues 14 May 2019, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Kelham Island Museum
  • Tues 11 June 2019, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Kelham Island Museum

Please click here to find out how you can continue to support Museums Sheffield’s vital charitable work. 

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