Mods and rockers raise awareness of dementia

Jean Cook, Jan Atkin, Jo Richardson and Hillary Robinson look on as Janet King, Maggie Glanville and Eileen Rayner dance at the  tea party event in St Mary’s Square, Coppergate as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

Jean Cook, Jan Atkin, Jo Richardson and Hillary Robinson look on as Janet King, Maggie Glanville and Eileen Rayner dance at the tea party event in St Mary’s Square, Coppergate as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

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A pop up vintage ‘Mods & Rockers’ coffee bar was organised by the Alzheimer’s society, which champions the rights of people with dementia and those who care for them.

The event took place in York as part of Dementia Awareness Week 2014 on Wednesday from 10am until 4pm at the Coppergate Centre.

Delicious cakes and home-baked scones were served by helpers, dressed in vintage. Bone china crockery was also pressed into service for the special occasion.

There were classic British motorbikes, vintage mod scooters, rock ‘n’ rock DJ’s and dancing lessons.

Hudda Morgan, a partner in Harrowells Solicitors, York, who are sponsoring the event, said: “We wanted to support the work the Alzheimer’s Society is doing to increase awareness of dementia and help people in York through the services it offers, as well as raising money for research into the disease."

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9:46am Sat 24 May 14

sniper 9964 says...

Thats right let us know about it after the event !!!
Thats right let us know about it after the event !!! sniper 9964
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10:06am Sat 24 May 14

RingoStarr says...

sniper 9964 wrote:
Thats right let us know about it after the event !!!
They probably forgot it was on.
[quote][p][bold]sniper 9964[/bold] wrote: Thats right let us know about it after the event !!![/p][/quote]They probably forgot it was on. RingoStarr
  • Score: 4

1:41pm Sat 24 May 14

reasons to be cheerfull says...

As sniper has said why tell everyone after the event ?
As sniper has said why tell everyone after the event ? reasons to be cheerfull
  • Score: 3

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