People living with dementia were the beneficiaries from the first ever Stourbridge Vintage Collectors and Memorabilia Fair that was held at the Bonded Warehouse in Stourbridge on Sunday 30 April 2017.
This special event was created and organised by Stourbridge businessman Jim Cadman and his wife Pat raising £2,140 for the Alzheimer’s Society to support local services, research and campaigning for people living with dementia.
Jim Cadman said: “It has been a pleasure working with the dedicated people who look after those living with dementia in recent months and we will continue to support them in the future.”
“We are already making plans for the second Stourbridge Vintage Collectors and Memorabilia Fair next year and in addition my wife and I will be visiting local dementia cafes in Brierley Hill, Dudley and Wolverhampton in the autumn of this year to talk about the great Hollywood films of the 1950’ and 1960’s. We will be taking a collection of photographs, magazines and film posters from the period that we hope will stimulate some happy memories for those attending”
Emma Dowler, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society said: “Our thanks go to Jim Cadman and his wife Pat for raising vital funds and supplying us with memory boxes to be used at our local dementia cafes. We rely heavily on the generosity of individuals and the support from Jim Cadman has been fantastic, not only in raising money but also helping us to raise awareness in the media and in the community about dementia.”
To find out more about dementia and local support please contact Alzheimer’s Society Black Country Office on 0121 521 3028 or visiting Black Country Office, Part Ground Floor, Castlemill, Burntree, Tipton, DY4 7UF.