On Saturday 20th May, 2017 we hosted the London Brain Project which is a social enterprise aiming to facilitate engaging and informed conversations about the mind and brain through art and science. The day was an art-science workshop for adults with dementia and their families, to explore conversations around living with dementia. You can find out more about the day on the London Brain Project website. The work made in the workshop will contribute to an exhibition about dementia in Summer 2017.
We will be hosting coffee mornings at Petts Wood Methodist Church on 26th August 2017. Please join us for coffee and cakes which will be on sale to raise funds for the Saxon Day Centre.
We would like to express our many thanks to the organisers of the 2016 Chelsfield Village Fair for a significant donation. We were delighted to have been chosen as the headline charity for the 2016 event, held on Saturday, 16th July.
In addition, Sainsbury's Orpington recently selected the Saxon Day Centre as their Local Charity of the Year and together with Darrick Wood School will be partnering with the Centre to enhance the services we provide for older people in the local community.
Pupils from Darrick Wood school have visited the Saxon Day Centre for the mutual benefit of our clients and themselves. The students are encouraged to chat with our clients and we plan to make the visits a regular part of our calendar. To date we have had two such visits and you can read about these from the view of the pupils on the Darrick Wood School website.
Thank you to the staff and customers at Sainsburys’ Orpington and Waitrose Green St Green for donations which were gratefully received and used in Christmas festivities for our clients.