Indoor street party hits the right note

Members of the Fylde Ukulele Network perform  at a singalong afternoon at Lowther Pavilion
Members of the Fylde Ukulele Network perform at a singalong afternoon at Lowther Pavilion
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A dementia-friendly event at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham was likened to ‘an indoor street party’ as more than 100 people took part in a sell-out afternoon of entertainment.

The show, involving many residents from 10 local care homes, took the form of a singalong, with music provided by the Fylde Ukulele Network.

Afternoon tea was included and the climax to the afternoon was a tribute to the Queen to mark her 90th birthday.

It was the second event of its kind after the success of a similar dementia-friendly afternoon of entertainment at Lowther last September and Karen Donley, organiser along with Peni Hargreaves and Elaine Townsend, said: “It was just like an indoor street party and it was wonderful to see the smiles on the faces of all those who came along.  

“Lowther manager Roger McCann and his team worked hard to accommodate the event with special dementia-friendly signage and lighting, and the Friends of Lowther ensured everybody had a good time.

“Thank you to Heather Kynaston and the team at Holland House GP Practice, Sue Swire of the Alzheimer’s Society, Lakeview Rest Homes and all the volunteers who gave up their precious time. Donations, sponsorship and prizes were received from local people and businesses and our thanks to everyone 
who contributed to the afternoon.”