Dementia-friendly carol service to be held in Harborough

A dementia-friendly carol service is to be held at St Hugh’s Church in Market Harborough on Wednesday December 18.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 10:36 am
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 10:37 am
A dementia-friendly carol service is to be held at St Hughs Church in Market Harborough on Wednesday December 18.

The town’s five Anglican churches are staging the special festive event at the Northampton Road church at 2.30pm.

Anyone with dementia together with their carers, friends and relatives is very welcome to go along, sing along and tuck into a mince pie.

Music has long been known to have a positive effect on people living with dementia.

The service comes after a workshop was held on how churches can be more aware of the needs of those with dementia.

It was by Alison Chaplin, formerly a trainer with the Alzheimer’s Society.

Alison said: “The workshop was such a great learning opportunity for everyone.

“There’s been such a positive response to putting into practice the warm welcome and understanding that everyone is eager to give.

“We believe this service is the first of its kind locally – but I’m sure it won’t be the last.’

Volunteers who would like to help would be much appreciated.

You can call Alison on 01858 410475 for more details or to offer assistance with welcoming, guiding, befriending or serving refreshments.