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Minds and Voices York

Minds and Voices York is crowdfunding

29%
£2,972
raised of £10,000 target by 136 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to To help fund the continuation of Minds and Voices - a peer group of people living with dementia in York

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HERE'S AN IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM OUR VERY OWN DAREDEVIL, WENDY MITCHELL, WHO IS TAKING TO THE SKIES TO ENTICE YOU TO PUT YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS FOR YORK MINDS AND VOICES!

Ok, so we’re almost at the stage where we can meet face to face again after a very long year. We can’t tell you how excited we all are at Minds and Voices to actually have a hug from each other, so important for people with dementia. However, each year it takes a massive £10,000 to keep Minds and Voices up and running. We provide taxis for those that need them, a lunch and room hire to name just 3 things.

But I’d also like to use the money to take everyone on a day trip to remember and this all takes dosh! This is what I hope the money I raise this time will enable me to do. I realise the £10,000 will take a lot longer And many more adventures...so this will be here for a whole year of fundraising!

Sooooo for my next fundraising adventure I’ll be doing a Tandem Paraglide over my beloved paradise of Keswick. It’s all booked for the end of June initially but obviously we’re in the hands of the weather for it to go ahead, but if not June, it’ll be July.....or August or whenever, but it WILL happen.

I know it’s not a good time to ask for donations, but every £1 counts so please sponsor me if you can.....🤗

A LITTLE ABOUT MINDS AND VOICES

We are a peer group of people living with dementia, meeting regularly in York.

We feel we have done a lot to promote a positive message that people can live as well as one can with a diagnosis of dementia.

We aim to provide a welcoming, fun and reassuring space for people with dementia to be ourselves. Meeting and sharing amongst equals gives us a new lease of life and new friends.

We are not facilitated or supported by salaried staff from local health, social or funded third sector services. Although that gives the group a certain degree of freedom and independence it brings a real uncertainty and vulnerability too.

We need funds to continue meeting as a group; to support an extra facilitator as the group is now growing; and to deliver more courses for people newly diagnosed with dementia. like this one we created and delivered in York.

Liz highlighted the work needed to continue to ‘open minds’ ‘Honestly people think we’re ga-ga! ’You can’t have dementia, I see you walking around town,' they said.'

Minds and Voices has given me my life back. Elaine

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  • Minds and Voices York2 months ago
    Minds and Voices York

    Minds and Voices York

    2 months ago

    Please have a look at our STORY for breaking news from our very own daredevil, Wendy Mitchell, who'll be taking to the skies to boost our fundraising effort! Go Wendy!

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4 months ago

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Page last updated on: 6/9/2021 18.49

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136

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 9, 2021

    Inspirational on so many levels!

  • Karen Kittredge

    Karen Kittredge

    Jun 8, 2021

    You inspire me, Wendy, even as my own brain has started to falter … I fly with you in my mind and heart. Deep gratitude.

    £40.00

  • Rainbow Valley Healing

    Rainbow Valley Healing

    Jun 8, 2021

    Good luck Wendy

    £20.00

  • Jenny

    Jenny

    Jun 8, 2021

    Good luck! Thank you for all the wonderful photos of our village

    £20.00

  • Walkington Resident

    Walkington Resident

    Jun 8, 2021

    Well done Wendy!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 8, 2021

    What an experience Wendy. Enjoy 😁

    £10.00

  • Celia Standen

    Celia Standen

    Jun 8, 2021

    Enjoy the challenge Wendy

    £10.00

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