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Liverpool School Raises Funds to Help People with Dementia

Children from Whitefield Primary School in Everton have been busy fund raising to help buy sensory equipment for local people with dementia.

The school children raised over £200 for Oak Springs Care Home as part of a school project to benefit older people in the community.

The pupils staged a fun comedy and dance workout performance via Zoom which was attended by residents from the home and members of their families.

Andrea Lyon, Registered Manager of Oak Springs Care Home in Wavertree, Liverpool, said:
“The children were fantastic and it was so kind of them to get involved and to find out more about the impact of dementia on a person’s life.

“Our residents were thoroughly entertained by the children’s unique show and there was lots of laughter and joy.

“Our activities team were delighted to receive the money raised by the children and we will be using it to enhance our existing sensory equipment by buying specialist Therapy Dolls to help our residents with dementia.

“Studies on doll therapy for dementia have shown that they have many benefits including reducing stress and improving a person’s ability to relate to others.