Stephen Baldwin

Walking (and singing) down memory lane...

Fundraising for Lost Chord UK
£872
raised of £1,000 target
by 25 supporters
Walking (and singing) down memory lane
Lost Chord UK

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RCN 1099385
We fundraise for interactive music sessions to improve lives of people with dementia

Story

I won’t pretend to know much about Dementia. But what I do know is that it seems like an extremely lonely place to be. My grandma has lived with it for several years now and definitely doesn’t know who I am anymore - despite my best efforts to remind her that I am her favourite grandchild.

What I find remarkable is that - despite her condition - my grandma will tap and sing along to hymns or songs that she recognises. It’s as if the music unlocks memories that could otherwise be lost. This is why I want to raise money for the remarkable Lost Chord UK. After all, the show must go on!

To raise money, I am taking on three challenges over the course of 2024! As a self proclaimed ‘fat man living in a skinny body’ I hope that I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew.

Challenge #1: Climbing Mount Kenya (all 5,199 metres of it);

Challenge #2: Completing the Three Peaks with my dad; and

Challenge #3: Running (and likely crawling) around the 67 mile Isle of Wight coastal path.

Thank you to those that are able to donate. For those that can’t, perhaps you can send me some song recommendations for my running / walking playlist!

Stephen (AKA the fat man in a skinny body)

About the charity

Lost Chord UK

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1099385
Lost Chord UK was founded in Rotherham in 1999. We provide interactive music sessions for people living with dementia and other complex health needs in care homes, day centres and in the community. Our sessions are described as "a lifeline", "transformative". When words fail, music truly speaks...

Donation summary

Total raised
£871.70
+ £142.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£871.70
Offline donations
£0.00

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