Tea party is hailed a sweet success

Filey tea party for dementia awareness week at the Evron Centre.From left, volunteer Ken Leathley, Mary Fawcett of Scarborough Whitby and Filey Alhzeimers Society, Mayoress Jacqui Walker, volunteers Barbara Stringfellow and Rae Sperry, Mayor Richard Walker, and Town Crier David Bull with his wife Denise(front)   Picture by Andrew Higgins  112752    07/07/11
Filey tea party for dementia awareness week at the Evron Centre.From left, volunteer Ken Leathley, Mary Fawcett of Scarborough Whitby and Filey Alhzeimers Society, Mayoress Jacqui Walker, volunteers Barbara Stringfellow and Rae Sperry, Mayor Richard Walker, and Town Crier David Bull with his wife Denise(front) Picture by Andrew Higgins 112752 07/07/11
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A SUCCESSFUL fundraising tea party was held at Filey’s Evron Centre to mark Dementia Awareness Week.

The event was organised by Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Alzheimer’s Society and raised £129.50.

Guests included Filey’s mayor and mayoress Richard and Jacqui Walker and town crier David Bull.

Mary Fawcett, dementia support manager, said: “It was a really good event and a great success.

“We were really pleased with the amount raised and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves.

“The mayor was very helpful and enthusiastic.”

Mrs Fawcett added that the group was also delighted to receive a cheque from the Ladies’ Masons for £400.

Two stallholders were dressed in Pearly Queen outfits and people were invited to guess how many buttons were on the outfits to win a prize.

The charity holds a “Memory Cafe” at the Evron Centre on the last Tuesday of every month - next on is July 26, 2pm to 4pm.

Family members and friends of people with dementia are welcome.