Nantwich Museum has acknowledged a generous donation of £1000 by the Rotary Club of Nantwich to assist with the running of the museum and its Dementia Friendship Group. Cheques were presented to Kate Dobson, Museum Manager by Christine Crowe, President of the Rotary Club of Nantwich.
The museum is an independent charitable trust. It costs about £1000 a week to run with only a proportion of its income provided by council funding. The balance must be found through donations and fund raising activities including the museum shop, town tours and educational activities.
The Dementia Friendship Group is open to anyone living with or caring for someone with dementia and meets on the first and/or third Monday of each month. The museum offers a comfortable and relaxed environment where people are free to come and go as they please. The sessions have a different theme each week and use objects from specially created reminiscence boxes and the museum’s collection. There is an opportunity to have a chat about the theme, sometimes an activity and always a cup of tea and chance to meet other people.