Dementia Friendly

Hadleigh High Street has really jumped on board with creating a dementia friendly community for the residents of Hadleigh.  Each person we meet with dementia is unique and living on their own journey, but with support from the community around them, it is the HDAA’s aim to support them to live well.

The Hadleigh Thrift Shop has been a supporter since day one, hosting fundraising events on behalf of the Alliance to not only to help to raise awareness but to raise funds as well.

Barbara, Joan and the team have now been formally recognised by the alliance for their work and support for local people and local community groups. The shop sells unwanted items and all monies made are awarded to good causes. The Hadleigh Thrift Shop is managed by local community volunteers and is at the heart of our community. It hosted The Big Sing in 2015 and 2016 and now they have a third date, for your diary.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 7th October at 6pm, at the United Reformed Church.  Tickets are free and available now from the Thrift Shop, Keith Avis and the Idler. A retiring collection will be made on the evening.

This year’s event is also in memory of Margaret Keppie who died earlier this year.

Thrift Shop owner Barbara Boyd said,

“We are delighted to be formally recognised by Hadleigh Dementia Action Alliance for our fundraising work, we have always supported local community groups and are thrilled that the Big Sing choir have agreed to return for a third year.”

Tracey Loynds, from HDAA said,

“Barbara has supported the work of the alliance since we were formally recognised in 2015 and we are delighted to formally recognise the Thrift Shop as working to become dementia friendly.”

If you think that your business would like to get involved please contact us and we can support you to do just that:


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