Pancake Party Review 2015
The CARE Committee had the support of a marvellous turnout for this
year’s Pancake Party held on 14th February at the Parish Centre and
despite the concerns of the committee that we might run out of food,
there was still a few pancakes left over at the end of the evening.
It was decided this year to support a charity close to home and the
Dementia Care Project at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital was chosen by us
for our Lent Appeal. We therefore invited Yvonne Weldon a Dementia Nurse
Specialist at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital to join as at our Pancake
Party and give a brief presentation.
Yvonne and her Husband Phil joined us for the meal which they,
thoroughly enjoyed. A table quiz engaged everyone throughout the evening
and it was the table at which our guests Yvonne and Phil were sitting
that won the quiz, which in the main was down to them since three of the
table were not allowed to participate having been involved in the
preparation of the quiz and Steve and Frances had lived abroad and not
seen the television programs in question.
While everyone digested their savoury pancakes and the committee
prepared for round two, the sweet pancakes, Yvonne talked to us about
the Dementia Care Project at the hospital. Yvonne came along with her
case of memorabilia which she uses when engaging with patients with
dementia who are hospitalised and are obviously not only physically ill
but confused. The items gave a trigger of times past and served as a
stimulant for conversation and we could clearly see how the items that
she produced from her case as examples could trigger some fond memories
long forgotten. Yvonne went on to tell us how the funds that we raised
would be used to fund the purchasing of equipment and materials for use
in activity sessions that they were planning for those with dementia and
it was good to know that people within our own area and possibly known
to us would benefit.
The evening was a resounding success and raised over £630.00 which
included £119.00 made on the raffle – thank you to all those who donated
Your continued support is much appreciated.