Have Your Say – Thursday 7th February 2pm – 8pm

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Basingstoke Voluntary Services are working in Partnership in a bid to deliver the Basingstoke and Deane small scale community participatory budget initiative on behalf of Hampshire County Council known as ‘Have your Say’

Purpose of grant
The purpose of this grant scheme is designed to enable voluntary and community organisations of any kind to help improve their local environment, to support local groups or strengthen their community.

Local People decide
Local people will then have the opportunity to determine which local projects should receive funding through an open day, where local residents can vote for the projects they feel would most benefit their community.

A Whitchurch application
The Whitchurch Association has applied under the scheme for a grant to enable them to run Singing For the Brain sessions for dementia sufferers and their carers in the Whitchurch area.
The Whitchurch Association says:
This is a much needed service and we have seen with our own eyes the positive benefits such activities have with people who attend regularly. It can help delay the development of this terrible disease, provide access to forgotten memories through music and bring pleasure and companionship to everyone.

To run these sessions we need to employ a trained Singing for the Brain facilitator and pay for the Alzheimer’s Society staff to be on site to offer support.

What is needed from you?
PLEASE come and visit the Gill Nethercott Centre on the 7th February between 2pm – 8pm and look at this, and other applicants project details, and cast your vote for the one you would like to see get the grant.
It is your chance to HAVE YOUR SAY

Support the Whitchurch bid
Whitchurch Association will be on hand to answer questions about Singing for the Brain and would really appreciate your support.

Event Details

Date: January 21, 2013 at 12:00 am

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