And the winners are……..!

Earlier in the year I wrote a blog about the garden project that I’d been involved in with Emma William – East Riding Dementia Action Alliance Coordinator. Heritage Landscape centre hosted the ‘Yorkshire Garden Festival’ , which attracted lots of entries. Various schools and organisation created their own little paradise on small plots within the garden centre. The gardens were on show for the whole summer and the public were able to vote for their favourite. Obviously each time me and my daughters went we all voted…..😊

All finished.........our wonderful DAA garden entry at the Yorkshire Garden Festival 2016
A reminder of our wonderful DAA garden entry

Local members of our steering group, including Emma and me, gave up their time to design, build and maintain this wonderful garden. People were able to hang messages on our tree, which were all so nice to read and children (and adults!) were able to see if they could spot all the ladybirds hidden around the plot……

Well…..last Saturday was the dinner and presentation to the winner of the ‘People’s Award’…………..and look who beat all the competition – the Reminisce Garden!

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Absolutely magic and so well deserved for all the hard work that went into the garden throughout the summer. Only problem is…..how will we match it next year!

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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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