On Thursday 12 June, the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch hosted their first Cake & A Cuppa Day in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and the Theatre. After being kindly match funded by Barclays Hornchurch, the event raised over £1,751.72, which will be equally shared between the two charities.

Members of the community enjoyed a range of delicious cupcakes, cakes and biscuits all generously donated by Queen’s Theatre staff, Havering Dementia Action Alliance and Tesco’s Roneo Corner. Fairlytes Singers entertained and got everyone dancing in the foyer with their memorable songs. Important information on support and care was provided by the Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Society and Radfield Home Care.

Tom Lowe, Relationships Officer at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch said ‘Thank you to everyone involved making it such a wonderful first event for the whole community to participate and enjoy. The Theatre creates such a broad range of dementia friendly activities, it was great to work with Alzheimer’s Society.’

The Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Their wide range of support services ensures nobody has to face dementia alone. People with dementia have mentioned how difficult it is to find out who to turn to or where to go for information and support.

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch aims to ensure a positive experience for everyone that comes to the Theatre – whether it is to see a show, use its café or participate in one of its many drama workshops or community projects. The Theatre creates numerous projects aimed at people with dementia to enable them to continue enjoying and participating in the arts.

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