dementia sufferers. Apparently the name is copyright so we have to chose a new name - for now I will refer to them as "Sensory Pockets".
We set to work sorting out the rather large pile of donated stash into some kind of order, and then decided to work on a few different design ideas to see which worked out best.
It was quite surprising how the project gained momentum as we all got going designing, sewing and coming up with ideas.
During the course of the day we managed to produce several completed samples and many more "works in progress" to be continued at home.
The pockets will be on display at the AGM on the 29th September and following this Ellen is going to take them along to the Support Group and to the hospital so we can get feedback. The intention is then that we incorporate the best ideas into a simple design and hopefully produce some kits to make many more.
The whole day was very enjoyable and productive. If you are interested in getting involved with the project please let us know. We have lots of supplies and welcome any new ideas.
Please come along to the AGM on the 29th September as following the business part of the meeting we have a speaker coming along to give us an overview of the Treasure Trove Project about the history of entertainment in Blackpool and the proposed bid for funding to open a museum.