Honiton dementia project wins People’s Millions Lottery funding
Age UK Devon, Honiton Memory Café and Dr Ruth Darvill have brought the People’s Millions to Honiton after the public voted them winners of a £43,579 Big Lottery Fund grant.
Age UK Devon and partners have been campaigning in the Honiton community
A short film about the Heading along Memory Lane project featured a vintage Coronation lunch party at Broadhembury Village Hall and the vintage bus, which is the focal point of the Heading along Memory Lane project.
Members of the Memory Café spoke fondly about their memories of yesteryear sparked by their journey on the specially equipped Memory Lane bus.
Nina Parnell of Age UK Devon said: “We are now looking forward to working with people affected by dementia and their carers to design Reminiscence Day Trips around East Devon on the 1958 ‘Memory Lane’ bus.
“These trips will enable people with dementia to re-live their experiences of yesteryear, providing therapeutic benefits and encouraging the sharing of happy memories from the past.”