Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon at St James, the food, the entertainment – a thoroughly wonderful afternoon, honestly I have never enjoyed an event so much, thank you so much for all the trouble you went to”.  

Gentleman laughing - Moments to remember eventThe Westbank Memory Cafes ‘Moments to Remember’ event at St James’ Church, Exeter,  provided a wonderful opportunity for guests to reminisce over a three course lunch, entertainment from the Kingsmen Barbershop Harmony Chorus and comedy from Tank Sherman.

Guests were welcomed to the event by Vicky Hutchinson, Westbank Memory Café Coordinator, who said

This Moments to Remember event is an opportunity for people with dementia and memory loss and their carers and family to come together to share in conversation, laugh and have time away from their usual daily routine.”

We are very lucky this year to have received funding from the Devon Memory Café Consortium to put on such a memorable event”.

Guests were offered a home-cooked 3 course meal including prawn cocktail, coq-au-vin and black forest gateaux, washed down with retro drinks such as dandelion and burdock.

I want to thank you and your wonderful team for a lovely lunch and afternoon.  I am very much carefully considering if I can be of any support for this wonderful venture”. 

Devon based Kingsmen Barbershop Harmony Chorus entertained guests with an up-lifting musical programme including classic favourites such as 'We'll Meet Again', 'White Cliffs of Dover', 'When I'm 64', 'Nevertheless' and many more.  Music Director Roy Hann engaged with the audience who enjoyed participating in a sing-a-long.

Thank you for an absolutely marvellous day, I really enjoyed it, thank you for all you do”.  

Tank Sherman was then welcomed to the stage; from the moment he started telling comedy stories and jokes the laughter began and didn’t end until he left the stage!

Thank you so much for such a lovely afternoon, it really was a day to remember”.