ABOUT FORGET-ME-NOT CLUB
THEN - HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Forget-Me-Not Club was founded in 1999 by Heather Morrison MBE and initially run by Heather and a small team of volunteers from the Scout Hut in Banchory. It became apparent from an early stage that the prevelance of dementia required a greater focus on support .
As Forget-Me-Not Club began to grow, the registered charity became an incorporated charity in April 2012, paving the way for further developents.
After a fundraising initiative, which saw incredible support from the community, successful funding applications and a generous donation from local Physiotherapist and avid artist, the late Sheila Ferres MBE, in 2014, FMMC were able to aquire a building, which would become a dedicated dementa support resource centre. Bennett House, based on Arbeadie Road in Banchory, was opened to members an their carers in March 2014 to provide a key dementia support hub in the community.
Forget-Me-Not Club aims to slowly increase our provisions of respite day-care and outreach within the community over the coming months. We are also working with local groups, health & social care departments and local communities to identify potential loctions for additional pop-up sessions, which can be added to our weekly schedule.
We aim to be able to introduce at least one new pop-up session to a new location in 2022 and look forward to providing updates on our progress.
With our ambitious plans, we rely on your support to help us support our members. If you'd like to be a part of our development by fundraising, donating or attending events, please get in touch with our team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Forget-Me-Not Club is constantly striving to build more dementia-friendly communities within Aberdeen City & Shire