Young people help to raise funds and awareness of dementia group in Warrington

published on 10 Apr 2017

Young people came together to put on a special concert at The Salvation Army’s church (corps) in Warrington on Saturday 1st April to raise funds and awareness for a Music and Memory group which takes place there regularly.  

More than 35 young people aged between 11 and 30 performed, along with the Weaver Valley WI Choir consisting of around 80 members. Under the joint leadership of Colin Sneade and Jonathan Evans they performed 'They Shall Come from the East', 'Prelude on Levenham' and 'Mission Force'. The finanle was in the style of The Last Night of the Proms.    

The Salvation Army’s hall was packed and more than £1600 was raised for the Music and Memory group.   

Major Inga Longmore, Salvation Army church leader at Warrington, said: “We were delighted that so many local people came along to our concert and helped to raise money for our Music and Memory group. It’s an activity which makes a real difference to the people who attends and helps to transform lives.   “It was great to see young people performing and many have learnt more about dementia as a result which is so good to see. We hope the concert will have a lasting impact on those who took part and may make them more understanding of people living with dementia.”  

The money raised will go to help ensure the Memory and Music group is able to continue to take place.   The church and charity in Warrington runs a range of activities including parent and toddler groups as well as a Day Care service for older people and a lunch club.  

The Salvation Army has been a transforming lives in communities for more than 150 years.