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TWIGS' Dementia Programme

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Eliot Koopowitz

Originated in 1997, TWIGS (Therapeutic Work in Gardening in Swindon) is a community led organisation that attempts to improve the well-being...

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Total raised
£335.00

Target
£500.00

67%

Donations accepted until 28-09-2017

Donations closed

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About

Originated in 1997, TWIGS (Therapeutic Work in Gardening in Swindon) is a community led organisation that attempts to improve the well-being of those struggling to deal with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. Through encompassing components of Horticultural Therapy, those that attend TWIGS community gardens and its craft studio often report increased levels of happiness, confidence, self-esteem and social functioning.  Currently six staff and around 20 volunteers deliver two weekly TWIG sessions, helping participants endure the therapeutic experience of engaging with nature. Although we currently hold a great number of people attending TWIG sessions, we would like to encourage more people with dementia to attend, due to the beneficiary effect that we believe our service could have. Research has shown that the sights, smells and sounds of gardens can often help dementia patients trigger old memories or cultivate new ones.
 

Event details

Crowdfunding for the TWIGS Dementia Programme

We are hoping to run a trial program for sufferers of early stage dementia and their carers. This program is set to start in September 2017 and will initially run for 5 suffers and their carers. However, to enable this pilot project to proceed we must raise funds. The money raised will cover specialized equipment, training and resources required to run the program.
 
 

Event date

19-July-2017 00:00  - 
28-August-2017 00:00

Event type

Crowdfunding

Event is completed

Donations

Donation by Anonymous
on 30-08-2017
£5.00
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-08-2017
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-08-2017
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Giorgos, Zanet, Iole
on 29-08-2017
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-08-2017
£50.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Christina
on 29-08-2017
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-08-2017
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-08-2017
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
TWIGS has helped our community immensely. I hope that through this donation I can say a ig thank you for all your work and at the same time support you to continue helping people.
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-08-2017
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid
My best wishes for the success of the Dementia project xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-08-2017
£20.00
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £335.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £335.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £341.25

Donations closed

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