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441  Who wants to party?!  

Challenge group size: M

Bristol Dementia Action Alliance

What's the challenge?

Bristol Dementia Action Alliance has an aim to make Bristol THE Dementia Friendly City of the UK! 

BDAA are Bristol's new MYF partner. They are a non-profit-making, community-based charity, mostly resourced by volunteers and operate on the generosity of sponsors, donations and goodwill.
They are also part of an “Alliance” of similar groups throughout the UK, working towards enabling their communities to become more Dementia aware.

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BDAA are planning a Street Party in Bristol to celebrate the lives of people with Dementia and their 5th Birthday on 9th July 2018. This would involve live music, food, dancing and general merriment! 

It is anticipated that this will attract a substantial number of people in the Dementia community, their carers, supporting organisations such as Carers group, Memory cafes, Singing for Brain, Dementia Wellbeing Service and the general public. This will be a promotional event as well - informing the public (live and via media) of their existence and aims. In order for the Street Party to take place, BDAA will rely on willing volunteers to help them with the arrangements on the 9th July and to help them find the funds for a Purple Angel Birthday Cake.  

 

442  It's Show Time!

Challenge group size: F

Jessie May

What's the challenge?

Jessie May is a Bristol-based charity providing nursing care at home for children and young people with life limiting conditions who are not expected to live beyond the age of 19. Since Jessie May was founded in 1996, they have supported over 300 children and their families.   

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This year Jessie May has been chosen as the Charity of the Year for the South Gloucestershire Show which is held at the South Glos Showground, Westerleigh Road, BS37 8QZ. The 2018 show will take place on the 4th and 5th August 2018, and gates open at 10:30am. 

It attracts 30,000 people across the whole weekend. This is a huge (potentially untapped) audience for Jessie May and can make a massive difference for the awareness of the work that they do. 

All Jessie May families will be invited to join the weekend, this will have a positive impact for every member. The families so often site social isolation as an additional stress and worry on top of having a terminal diagnosis for their child. Jessie May invite their families to numerous social days to help alleviate the social isolation. All Zurich volunteers will be invited to meet and greet the families and to help make the day extra special. 

444  Purple Angels

Challenge group size: F

Bristol Dementia Action Alliance

What's the challenge?

Bristol Dementia Action Alliance has an aim to make Bristol THE Dementia Friendly City of the UK! 

BDAA are Bristol's new MYF partner. They are a non-profit-making, community-based charity, mostly resourced by volunteers and operate on the generosity of sponsors, donations and goodwill.
They are also part of an “Alliance” of similar groups throughout the UK, working towards enabling their communities to become more Dementia aware

Website                                

BDAA would love your support to promote BDAA within Bristol. At the moment volunteers often spend time explaining about BDAA and taking their Dementia Awareness Guide into shops and organisations asking them to become Dementia aware and know how individuals can be assisted and helped. 

This is then followed up two weeks later to see if they have shared the information with their staff. If they have they can then receive the Purple Angel sticker to show the public that they are Dementia Aware and that help and understanding is available to both the individual and/or their carer. This will help to build Dementia friendly communities. 

BDAA volunteers visit shops, bus and coach companies, taxi firms, and business and commercial organisations. If this challenge is taken up, the team will receive an hour's Dementia Friends Awareness 'training' and will be invited to attend the Dementia Cafe to visit service users, so they can see first hand, how this work helps those living with Dementia and their carers.