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Dementia friendship group receives helping hand

A Friendship group, which offers dementia support to the local community in Levenshulme, has received a financial boost from Mulbury.

We have donated £500 to The Peter Quinn Friendship Group, set up by Marion Quinn in remembrance of her late father, Peter, who sadly lost his life to dementia in 2016.

The group provides a safe and happy environment for people living with dementia and their carers. It offers an opportunity for them to regularly meet with other people, share experiences and give and receive emotional support.

Meeting once a week at the Klondyke club, the group has live singers and performances, bingo and dominoes, hand massages and refreshments available for all attendees.

Development director at Mulbury, David Wroe, said: “It’s been great to spend time with the friendship group and it’s really special to see that something amazing was built from such a sad time for Marion and her family.

“The group does fantastic work in the local community and manages to carry out a huge calendar of activities on a very small budget. It’s been our pleasure to donate this money to the group. Not only will it help it fund its next meetings, but it will continue to help provide a safe haven for those in need.”

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