Harrogate school becomes dementia friendly

Students have afternoon tea with the Mayor and become dementia friendly. (S)
Students have afternoon tea with the Mayor and become dementia friendly. (S)

St Aidan’s C of E High School is now dementia friendly.

The school held afternoon tea with the Mayor to help raise money for charity Dementia Forward.

Weeks of preparation led to this key event to help Harrogate become a dementia-friendly community.

Guests were seated and served cups of tea as children went around the room selling raffle tickets. The Mayor of the Borough of Harrogate Coun Jim Clark and Mayoress Coun Shirley Fawcett came and sandwiches and cake were served.

Students played music and sang and heard speeches from the Dementia Friends team from Harrogate High and the Mayor.

With the guests fed and the event nearly over, the members of the St Aidan’s Dementia Friends group started the raffle.

They called out the winning tickets and went round with a trolley filled with prizes, including a voucher for afternoon tea at Fodder and a Bettys hamper package.

At the end of the fantastic afternoon they counted up their takings and had raised £75 for Dementia Forward.