Forget-me-not Competition Winners!

A few weeks ago Emma William – Dementia Action Alliance Coordinator for the East Riding, asked me to judge the ‘forget me not’ flower competition she’d been running in the run up to Dementia Awareness week next week. Well yesterday was the day for judging and it was soooo difficult to choose the winners!

Emma picked me up from home at 9am on another fabulously sunny day and we drove to the Alzheimer society offices in Beverley. We laid out all entries on the table – about 50 in all, which was amazing. They came from schools, memory cafes and members of the public.

There were 3 categories – under 7s – 8-12 – and over 18s. We didn’t receive any from the 13-18 age group so maybe making a flower wasn’t seen as ‘cool’. But the rest of the entires were brilliant.

All the entires!
All the entries!

I went with first instinct in the end but the adult section was so good I had to have a draw for 3rd place. ………

Winners - from left to right - under 7s ; 8-12s ; over 18s.
Winners 1st 2nd & 3rd in each category – from left to right – under 7s ; 8-12s ; over 18s.

And here are the winners of each to see better……

Winner of the under 7s
Winner of the under 7s
Winner in the 8-12 category
Winner in the 8-12 category
Winner of the adult category
Winner of the adult category

All entires will be on display at a local cafe over Dementia Awareness week – what a brilliant start to the week………

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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