Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Barn dance will benefit charity

THIS is a barn dance with a difference. While the ceilidh band plays lively traditional jigs

THIS is a barn dance with a difference. While the ceilidh band plays lively traditional jigs and reels, the caller leads some unusual-sounding dances named in honour of the wonderful local firms who have sponsored them.

Examples include the Cat Caper, sponsored by the Veterinary Centre, the Petstop Promenade and the Home Instead Hop. Shirley Pearce, an independent occupational therapist specialising in dementia, is organising the dance in aid of the Contented Dementia Trust.

It has developed a gentle counter-intuitive approach promoting wellbeing for people with dementia and for their carers.

At its centre of excellence at Burford it works with people who have dementia and coaches and supports family carers.

The trust also trains professionals and has recently commissioned some original research — but receives no statutory funding.



If you’d like to follow the event but are unable to attend, please visit www. justgiving.com/fundraising/ Shirley-Pearce1



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