A ROMSEY group who help people throughout Hampshire can continue to help people living with dementia thanks to an £1,000 donation.

Greenbuttercup CLC have recieved the cash boost thanks to the Romsey, Chandlers Ford & District Round Table after the group applied for funding.

The group help a wide variety of different community groups throughout the town however this cash injection will allow them to continue their sensory experiences for people living with dementia.

The group currently run arts and crafts activities on behalf on the Romsey Dementia Action Group.

Their new sensory experience venture which started in February this year allow people living with dementia and their carers to go out an do a sensory activity which they will enjoy.

Pamela Eastwood who is the chair of the charity said: “I couldn’t believe it when I found out we were getting the £1000 funding.

“We had only applied for £500 so to get double that was absolutely amazing.”

The money will allow the group to host these sensory experiences for the next six months.

They will now be able to offer a range of outside speakers and performers at their monthly sessions.

After Easter, the sessions will continue on May 17 with a visit from the Outreach section of the Army Flying Museum.

Pamela added: “Dementia can be very isolating and these sensory experience days give these people and their carers a chance to take two hours to enjoy something.

“This can be very therapetuic and sensory activities can often trigger memories.”

The experiences take place every third Friday of the month in the Green Room at the Plaza theatre in Romsey from 10.30am until 12.30pm.Anyone with dementia is welcome to attend with a relative of their carer.

The cost is £3 per person including all activities and refreshments.

For more information email Pamela@shadow26.plus.com or call 01794501605.