It was a crisp cold day in Barnet but lots of people attended to see the Mayor of Barnet officially open the Barnet Fayre with his two charities, Dementia Club UK and Noah's Ark Children's Hospice.

Procession down Barnet High St
Procession down Barnet High St

Dementia Club UK also set up a stall in the Church Hall with other charities. A number of people visited including the Mayor. A big thanks to some of our volunteers who came to help, Annette, Melvyn & Arzu and of course Louis and Elaine who organised and looked after the stall.

Louis, Annette, Elaine and Arzu looking after the stall at the Barnet Fayre
Louis, Annette, Elaine and Arzu looking after the stall at the Barnet Fayre
Lisa, Mayor and Mayoress of Barnet
Lisa, Mayor and Mayoress of Barnet

Lisa invited all the volunteers to a thank you party at the Haven Restaurant in Whetstone. Everyone enjoyed the drinks and nibbles provided and had a great evening. (This was not funded by Dementia Club UK charity).

A presentation at Finchley Memorial Hospital by Louise Kean, Quality in Care Advisor from the London Borough of Barnet talked about her role which is similar to what the Care Quality Commission do. She inspects care homes to help drive up quality and provides advice and information to carers.

We had a Tai Chi lesson from another new teacher Egon Janikowski who introduced a further different style of Tai Chi which again was enjoyed by members.

Members were able to enjoy Tai Chi with instructor James Drewe who introduced a new style of Tai Chi which was enjoyed by everyone.

The Ionian Clarinet Choir held another concert at St Andrews Church in Southgate in aid of Dementia Club UK. We were amazed with a new programme which included a world premiere of a new arrangement which was enjoyed by everyone. The composer was in the audience to hear this played for the first time.

Ionian Clarinet Choir concert at St Andrews Church, Southgate
Ionian Clarinet Choir concert at St Andrews Church, Southgate

We would like to thank the members of the choir for their continued support.