Delphis Lodge make a difference to dementia suffers across Herefordshire
W Bro David Knowles, Delphis Lodge Charity Steward, and the Worshipful Master W Bro Ian Warren met the Chief Executive of Dementia Matters (Herefordshire) at St John’s Church Hereford to see how the Lodge’s donation was helping the charity. There are around 3,700 people in Herefordshire with Dementia but only 1806 have been diagnosed.
Delphis Lodge donated £1,000, which had been match funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation, providing £2,000 in total to this excellent local charity. David and Ian met up with Clare Powney, the Chief Executive to see first hand how the donation had helped the charity provide their valuable service to the Herefordshire community.
Dementia Matters (Herefordshire) is a Herefordshire wide independent charity that was set up in January 2020, to fill the gaps in service provision and opportunities for people who are affected by dementia or memory loss, their carers and families. They support people who may already have memory difficulties or are worried about their or a loved one’s memory and offer support and advise through the diagnosis process if necessary.
Dementia Matters (Herefordshire) offers a number of different services and projects, including developing social opportunities, across the county. They are a small friendly local team, experienced in offering support, information, advice and can signpost to other organisations to access their support. All of their services are free of charge.
Further details are on their website here https://dementiamattershere.co.uk