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Redcar and Cleveland Cadets to Host 'White Christmas' Movie Screening for People with Dementia

Cadets at Dementia Event

PCC with Cadet Megan Huddleston, PC Neil Robinson and Andrew Ball from Alzheimer's UK.

Redcar and Cleveland Police Cadets are getting into the Christmas and community spirit this year by hosting a screening event of ‘White Christmas’ for people with dementia.

The event is taking place on Thursday 10th December at 1.00pm at the Regent Cinema in Redcar in partnership with Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger, Safe in Tees Valley, The Alzheimer’s Society and The Regent Cinema.

Not only will people be able to see the 1954 classic with Bing Crosby but they will also be greeted by cadets dressed to replicate this era in relevant clothing who will sell ice creams and cakes from wooden usherette trays.

Speaking of the event, PC Neil Robinson, who is also a coordinator for Redcar and Cleveland Police Cadets said: “One of the aims of the event is to stimulate positive memories for people with dementia, and hosting it at the cinema over the Christmas period is the perfect time to do this.

“The cadets are staffing the event and many of them, like myself have been trained up as a ‘dementia friend’, which means we encourage others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in the local community.”

Attending the event which is available to those who book a place are residents from local care homes and family members.

This event is one of many which the cadets have volunteered to organise and host over the next year.

A Christmas party for residents of a care home in Middlesbrough has also been organised and computer tablets have been donated to care homes along with training for residents and staff to show them how to Skype family members and friends.

Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger said: “Redcar and Cleveland Police Cadets have done a fantastic job of organising this event and I am really looking forward to attending it.

“It is great to see how supportive the cadets are of people with dementia and they should be applauded for their community spirit”

The spaces at the event are limited, to book, please contact the junior leader of the event, Megan Huddleston via her email on: meganhuddleston2508@hotmail.com

 

Posted on Tuesday 8th December 2015
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