Roos and Koalas

Just prior to lock down our Art and Craft group responded to a call for help  to knit pouches for Kangaroos and Koalas  following the horrific fires in Australia. We are so glad to hear that they’ve been warmly received  and put straight into use. Our thanks go to all those who provided wool and to our fab knitters for all their hard work.

Charity of the Year

Please nominate us by 17th July ….

Just under a week left to nominate Dementia Friendly Parishes around The Yealm for JustGiving’s Charity of the Year 2019. We have been running for 7 years and this year have become a Charity. Please help us win JustGiving’s Charity of the Year 2019 by clicking here.

Spring Fashion Show Thursday 4th April

Presented by the Diana Boutique, Ivybridge, the Spring Fashion Show was a great success.
Thanks to Kitley House Hotel for the wonderful venue & food and our models, of course, couldn’t have done it without you.

The Raffle Prizes were donated by Yealm Motor Services, Bens Farm Shop, Luscombe Maye, The ship @ Newton And Noss, South Hams Brewery,  Fraas Scarf Company, and several from friends of Dementia Friendly Parishes
Kitley House donated, a Gift to be auctioned which was B&B in a state Room and A la Carte meal for 2. A lovely gift. And one lucky lady won £100 Voucher from Diana Boutique Of Ivybridge.
We raised a total of £850 on the day. A Very successful event enjoyed by all.

Funding News

DFPaY recently registered with the Charity Commission, Dementia Friendly Parishes around the Yealm proudly looks to its long term future as a local charity.
Working across the 5 parishes of Wembury, Brixton, Yealmpton, Newton & Noss,& Holbeton, in December 2018, the project was voted a winner of the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Initiative.
Thank you to all those who voted for us. The £500 award will help pay for updating our leaflets, explaining our work how we make a difference and our new charity status.
The charity is registered with the Seamoor Lotto(www.seamoorlotto.co.uk) you will be helping people with dementia and their families locally- and could win prizes too. All money raised for our charity funds the post of the project worker, who visits families and helps to keep them involved and valued in their communities.
All other activities, like training, awareness raising and groups that we run, are paid for by grant applications to national and local funds.
Direct giving to the work of the project can be made through our website.
Kitley House Hotel and Yealmpton Parish Council generously make meeting rooms available without charge.
We would like to thank everyone who supports and has supported the project in different ways- your support is very important to us.

Fundraising at Otter Nurseries

Thank you, to our many supporters who visited us at Otter Nurseries on Saturday and supported our work by buying Raffle tickets! And to Otter Nurseries for the lovely Prizes generously donated, supporting their Charity of the year.

Grassroots Giving 2018

WE DID IT! We are one of the winners in the Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving 2018 for the South West.

Many thanks to all that voted for us and to the Skipton Building Society for the Award.

Charity Status Awarded

We are so pleased to inform our supporters that we have been awarded Charity Status!

Our ground breaking project, has been recognized after 6 years, for the work and commitment given by all our volunteers, most of them are now the Charity Trustee’s. and to Maxine for her sterling work within the Five Parishes.

October 2018 Autumn Fashion Show

The Autumn Fashion show was a great success! Thanks to Kitley House Hotel for the wonderful venue & food

Diana of Ivybridge for the Fashions &  the Models for their hard work, and to all the 121 ladies who attended the event. Monies raised on the raffle due to the generous prizes given by Theatre Royal,  Luscombe May, Yealm Motor Services, Otter Nurseries, Kitley House Hotel, Foxhound Inn,and many more, the total raised was in excess of £1000.

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DFPY Stand at Yealmpton Show

Yealmpton Show 2018

What a fabulous day we had raising awareness at Yealmpton show .An amazing community event that we are proud to be part of . Our thanks to our great supporters Saltram Rotary for our spot on their pitch!

SENSORY BANDS

A huge thank you to Down Thomas and Heybrook Bay WI who have been hard at work supporting us by knitting these sensory bands. They provide comfort for restless or anxious hands . If you know anyone who would benefit from one then please do ask . There is no charge for them . Good luck with your performance tomorrow too ladies . please share so that people can see these are available .