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Any one for tea?

SI Hallamshire made an enjoyable visit to Winthrop Gardens, Wickersley recently. This is a small therapeutic garden owned by Wickersley council but run by a team of over 50 volunteers. It is designed for peace and tranquility with the emphasis on colour and scent, which offers a sensory and healing space for the use and benefit of all.

The garden supports a twice monthly Memory Cafe for people living with dementia and their carers.  Many of the volunteers are trained as ‘Dementia Friends’. It was fitting place to present a cheque for £3000 to a representative of the Alzheimer’s Society. Alzheimer’s Society was Past President Angel’a chosen charity in 2021/22.

After a guided tour of the gardens our members enjoyed a vintage afternoon tea in the tea rooms when we were encouraged to wear hats from the cafe’s selection for the occasion.