Hoping to strike the right chord for dementia

THE spirit of Christmas will give a boost to leading Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord.

Lost Chord is the organisation that provides interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the country.

And keen supporter Angela Beck, of Littlethorpe, near Ripon, hopes her series of Christmas sales will raise vital funds for the charity.

Angela and neighbour Alison Hickey will be hosting a sale of Christmas trees and festive wreaths at Angela’s home, Pottery Lane Farm in Littlethorpe, in the three weekends running up to Christmas, starting on Friday, December 2.

Mince pies and hot drinks will be available and for younger visitors there will also be a chance to meet the farm’s two donkeys.

“The work that Lost Chord does is so important and we want to do all we can to help them develop their services and bring music into the lives of more people with dementia,” said Angela.

“So many families have been touched by dementia, my own included, and it seemed to me that Christmas, the season of giving, would be the ideal time to do something for Lost Chord.”

To find out more about the work of Lost Chord visit www.lost-chord.org.uk or call 01709 811160.