Torquay residents invited to rock against dementia

The event runs from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 4 March
The event runs from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 4 March

A Torquay extra care scheme is opening its doors to the community as it invites people in to unite against dementia.

Sanctuary’s Dunboyne Court, on St Marychurch Road, is encouraging people to come and visit from 2pm to 4pm on Friday 2 March for a memory café to mark World Rocks Against Dementia.

The memory café will offer tea, coffee, cake and games, as well as a chance for people of all ages and backgrounds to socialise in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere.

The event is being organised in association with the Purple Angel Charity, which was established by resident Norman ‘Norrms’ McNamara to raise awareness of dementia after he was diagnosed at the age of 50.

World Rocks Against Dementia was established three years ago and has become an annual global event, with 72 events held in 18 countries.

Scheme services manager Vanessa Osborne added: “We’re proud to be working with Norrms to help encourage people to get talking about this condition.

“We’d encourage anyone to come along, whether they have dementia, know people with dementia, are concerned about it or just want to know more – all are welcome.”

Norrms added: “World Rocks Against Dementia is now in its third year and we are very proud it all started right here in Torquay; this event is by the people, for the people.”

All donations from the event will go to the Purple Angel.

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