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Dementia pledge, volunteer award, ramblers diary, village fete

Rugby Editorial 28th May, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

THE borough council has signed up to the Dementia Action Alliance.

The aim of the organisation is to make life better for sufferers and their carers as well as helping them to live longer in their own homes.

Independent reviewers recently confirmed the already has a good understanding of the communities it serves.

Deputy leader Derek Poole said: “Research shows while public awareness of dementia is high, understanding about it is not. People fear dementia, meaning that there is a reluctance to ask for help.

“While we won’t be able to change this on our own, signing up to the Dementia Action Alliance sends a very strong signal that we want to do the best that we can for people with dementia, and their carers.”

THE title of Retail Volunteer of the Year Award has been handed to Matthew Sore in recognition of his work at the British Heart Foundation’s store in the town centre.

He has been recognised ahead of Volunteers Week which runs from June 1 to 7.

The charity said just 30 hours of volunteering could fund one of its scientists for a whole day. It currently funds 500 post-doctoral scientists who work to better understand how to diagnose, prevent, treat and cure heart disease.

Matthew said: “I am delighted to have been given such a prestigious title as there are so many worthy volunteers who give their time to the BHF.

“I have made some wonderful friends and have so many lovely memories. I would encourage anyone to volunteer for the BHF as it is such a rewarding experience and you get to meet the most fantastic and inspiring people.”

RUGBY Ramblers go on three walks over the coming week.

On Sundaythey will walk nine miles around Walton Hall, meeting at 9am at top of Barby Road and Tuesday takes them to Nether Heyford for a seven mile walk, meeting at the petrol station end of Sainsburys car park.

And the following day they will walk four miles around Hillmorton, meeting at Hillmorton Ex Serviceman’s Club at the top of Featherbed Lane.

THE annual village fete at Stretton on Dunsmore takes place on Saturday, June 21.

From 2.30pm there will be a traditional afternoon of entertainment including a children’s fancy dress parade, a performance by Bilton Silver Band and fun dog show.

It will take place around the village hall with cream teas served in the grounds of Brook House with funds raised going to the upkeep of the village hall itself.

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