Saturday, 2nd July is going to be a very memorable day in more ways than one!
The High Sheriff, Mark Spofforth, will join Town Mayor, Sujan Wickrematchi, to welcome everyone to ‘A Day to Remember’ for everyone, young and old in The Orchards. And, for our friends with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, who will be our very special guests on that day, we hope to spark lots of memories.
Choirs of school children will be there, singing songs to bring back the memories; there’ll be Maypole dancing, community singing of all our favourites under the leadership of local ‘nightingale’ Tania Rodd; there’ll be Spanish Dancing (and a chance to learn, if you feel inclined); and, of course, a special Magic Show. There’ll also be an opportunity to learn how to play an instrument or two! And if you need to take a break from all the activity, there’ll be an adult drawing competition and special ‘rest areas’ with refreshments so everyone can recharge.
The Day to Remember is being organised by Orchards Manager, Nicola Bird, and the team from Haywards Heath Dementia Alliance. As Chairman, David Williams, says: “Dementia is a cruel affliction; we want to bring young and old together to make some joyful memories as well as hopefully triggering past happy times for all.”
It’s definitely a sentiment echoed by Nicola Bird: “We’re so lucky in our Town that we all come together to celebrate festivals and, of course, this year to wish Her Majesty a special birthday. Memories are made and remembered with others and our Day, we hope, will help remember old friends and occasions as well as allowing us to make new friends and more memories.”
The Day will be officially opened at 11.00am and all are welcome to come and join in the fun. For more details, call Nicola on 01444 410 620 or Ruth on 01444 453 399.