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WDSG unveils new facilities for ninth birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:38 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:28 13 March 2018

The Wymondham Dementia Support Group celebrate their 9th anniversary, with the unveiling of the group's new lift by patron Lady Dannatt, front centre, and a visit by miniature donkeys. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Wymondham Dementia Support Group celebrate their 9th anniversary, with the unveiling of the group's new lift by patron Lady Dannatt, front centre, and a visit by miniature donkeys. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Wymondham Dementia Support Group (WDSG) celebrated their Pabulum Cafe’s ninth birthday with an unveiling of new facilities and a visit from two miniature donkeys.

Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, 2nd left, with members of the group celebrating their 9th anniversary with a visit by Pippin, a miniature donkey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, 2nd left, with members of the group celebrating their 9th anniversary with a visit by Pippin, a miniature donkey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The group officially opened a new room in Fairland Church called the Pabulum Lounge, and revealed a newly installed lift to access the garden.

WDSG patron, Lady Philippa Dannatt MBE, cut the ribbons before visitors enjoyed cake and sparkling wine.

WDSG organiser Dianne Fernee, 66, said: “Over the past 18 months we have been fundraising for a disabled platform for access between the church hall and garden.

“The church has a room in the back, which we’ve done up and it is now a much warmer and inviting place.

Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, front 2nd left, on the new lift with Anne Alston, as the group celebrates their 9th anniversary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Patron of the Wymondham Dementia Support Group, Lady Dannatt, front 2nd left, on the new lift with Anne Alston, as the group celebrates their 9th anniversary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

“It was a bit manic but it was a good day and they all enjoyed themselves.”

The Pabulum Cafe provides a friendly meeting place for those with dementia, their carers and family members.

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