Dementia Friendly Cowbridge Day
On 21st June 2019, Dementia Friendly Cowbridge held a DFC day which welcomed over 100 visitors. Students from Cowbridge Comprehensive School were privileged to be able to support such a great event to ensure it was a successful day for everyone involved. This year was the second time a DFC day has been held and the future looks promising as the event goes from strength to strength. The day itself ran smoothly with tea and cakes and stalls, including stalls run by Cowbridge GPs and Cowbridge Library. There were performances from various choirs and speeches were delivered by Alun Cairns and Jane Hutt. Evan Williams, Year 12, played the piano throughout the day creating a lovely and friendly café atmosphere which was well received by the public. Sophie Hawkins and Eve Bird, Year 12 students, volunteered to assist visitors on the day and “brightened up the room”, according to Steven Blackman, Chair of Dementia Friendly Cowbridge.
Feedback from the event indicated that the volunteers represented Cowbridge Comprehensive School perfectly; people found their help beneficial and thoroughly enjoyed the event. It was stated that it was lovely to have some young faces in the room!
The members of the Dementia Friendly Committee in school are extremely grateful to be involved in the event and are looking forward to continuing this link with the local DFC Committee for many years to come. In the next year, we aim to include the school choir and a number of instrumentalists on the list of performers, in order to add to the atmosphere. We also hope to have more students volunteering to make next year’s event just as successful, if not even more so!