Today at Sha'arei Tsedek we celebrated Hanukkah. Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. Justine read to members the story of Hanukkar which everyone found interesting. She also introduced one of the games that is played during the 8 days of Hanukkah called Dreidel. This year the first day of Hanukkah starts on Christmas Day.

Anthony our trustee who is also a baritone sang a traditional song and the kindergarten children sang 3 delightful songs.

Kindergarten children entertaining us
Kindergarten children entertaining us

We also had 4 students from the University of Westminster who are currently planning a documentary project about Dementia and the effects that is has on its sufferers. The students thought it was a great session and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

In addition we had a visit from 2 care navigators from the Barnet Integrated Locality Team, "BILT". This is a new role within the NHS. They will receive referrals from GPs, assess them and forward them to the voluntary sector that can provide them the best support.

Justine recently celebrated her 50th birthday and instead of receiving presents she asked her party guests to donate money to her chosen charity Dementia Club UK. We are very grateful to Justine for creating a fund raising page for the charity. Lisa thanked her at today's session at Sha'arei Tsedek and gave Justine some flowers and chocolates.

Lisa thanking Justine for her splendid contribution to Dementia Club UK
Lisa thanking Justine for her splendid contribution to Dementia Club UK

Elaine and Louis gave up their Saturday to sell jewellery at Hampstead Market. They gave all the profits to Dementia Club UK. Lisa thanks them both for their commitment and time for doing this.

Elaine and Louis at Hampstead Market
Elaine and Louis at Hampstead Market
Members exercise with Tija at Dementia Club UK
Members exercise with Tija at Dementia Club UK
Tija gets everyone up and moving
Tija gets everyone up and moving

Cllr Lisa Rutter won the Local Trust Community Collaborator Award at the prestigious Guildhall in the City of London.

Shortlist of nominations
Shortlist of nominations
Lisa receiving the award
Lisa receiving the award