WITH Kidwelly’s path towards becoming a more dementia friendly town, residents gathered at their local Co-op and dressed up in the style of memorable fashion trends of the past.

The event, which raised nearly £500, provided services and training to help members of the public understand how to help people suffering with dementia should they come into contact with them. Anne Gilley, Member Pioneer for the Co-op, said: “The generosity of our customers never ceases to amaze us. Without them, none of this would be possible.”

This is not the only event that will be taking place. Volunteers in the community will be gathering over the weekend to plant wildflowers across the town. This event is supported by Kidwelly Town Council, Town Forum, the Co-op, and Friends of the Earth.

Last month saw Councillor Philip Thompson unanimously elected as Mayor on the platform of making Kidwelly a safer place for those suffering with dementia. The Mayor-elect, who is due to take office at the beginning of May, said “we have a beautiful town and a community to be proud of.”

 

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