Dementia friends catch the royal wedding fever

Thursday, May 17 saw great excitement at Alz Café when members of Berwick and District Friends of Dementia enjoyed a Pre-Royal Wedding Party.

Friday, 1st June 2018, 9:00 am
Mary Jeffrey and June Smith.

Instead of the usual morning-only session, the café was open until 2.30pm, and it was suitably decorated for the occasion with bunting and balloons.

To add to this special event, members came dressed up in red, white and blue colours.

There was a variety of entertainment to get the party in full swing.

Paulette Sheard, from Wooler, came along and played her autoharp to accompany her beautiful voice.

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And local character Eddie Skelly sang a selection of well-known songs. He also had everyone in stitches with his humorous stories, which he assured everyone, were absolutely true.

Following a delicious finger buffet, the celebration cake was cut by the two eldest members of Berwick and District Friends of Dementia, Mary Jeffrey, aged 96, and June Smith, who is 84.

Heads On The Block Ceilidh Band then played us some music for dancing.

Jim Smith, who plays in the band, managed to encourage most folks to get up on their feet.

A very happy time was had by all.