Chance for help at party and academy
Laura Cheshire, George Ware, Ray Preston, Trudy Shephard, Charlotte Gray, Catherine Hurst, Beckie Maclellan, Carol Roome, Richard Hunt and Laura Rowlett at a cheque presentation at Queensgate. (METP-2404-12BD300) FAMILIES are invited to enjoy a Grandtea Party to mark National Dementia Awareness Week in Peterborough.
The Alzheimer’s Society is holding the event atthe Annexe, Oundle Road Baptist Church, Oundle Road, from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday. There will be tea, cake, music from Whittlesey Singers and children from Brewster Avenue Infants School as well as specialist advice from groups including Peterborough Memory Clinic and Buckles Solicitors.
Jennie Kendall, co-organiser, said: “There are so many local people trying to support ageing relatives at what is a very confusing and frightening time for all. The inspiration for this event was to offer one platform to help carers and would be carers. At the same time it will provide local older people in our community a truly special afternoon of tea and cake with great local music.”
Two Peterborough Regional College students raised more than £200 for charity. Charlotte Gray and Catherine Hurst presented cheques of £104.10 to Help For Heroes, £80.97 toyoung Lives and £46.27 to Peterborough Veterans’ Association at Queensgate Shopping Centre.
They raised the money by selling postcards to shoppers to write a message and add to their display, made up of 10,000 red paper poppies and pages of the Eveningtelegraph, at the centre in November.
Axiom Housing association launched its Axiom Academy at Peterborough Foyer, intait Close, with the help of Peterborough City Council’s cabinet member for education Cllr John Holdich last Friday.
Its aim is to provide courses in numeracy, literacy and IT as well as social work placements for university students. For more visit www. axiomha.org.uk
Super-slimmer Daniel Hammond lost three-and-a-half stones in 17 weeks and was crowned Man Of The Year at the Slimming World group at Newark Hill Primary School, in Eastfield Road, Peterborough.
Polish children also took part in their first communion at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dogsthorpe, Peterborough.
charity: Picture: BEN DAVIS.