Beeston Memory Café is a safe, friendly venue open to anyone living in the community with dementia and those supporting them.

Cafe sessions include social activities and a chance to meet and get to know new people. More importantly, it’s somewhere to have fun!

Thursday, September 20th 4th Birthday Celebration
For the 4th Birthday Celebration Broxtowe Borough Council provided a birthday cake to recognise the support which carers give to many people today. The Mayor of Broxtowe, Coun. Derek Burnett, came with his wife Sonia and spoke about the care which is given for people living with dementia.

Coun Derek Burnett with Janet Patrick and Sonia Burnett


Over 50 of our guests, supporters and volunteers were present. Entertainment by a choir of 19 pupils from John Clifford School was greatly appreciated.

Monday, September 17th 10.30 a.m. A new singing group led by SongTime at the Djanogly Recital Hall (see flyer on downloads page)

Saturday, September 15th Friendship Walk at Attenborough Nature Reserve 10 a.m.
This has been arranged by the Notts/Derbys Hemlockstone Lions Club
For details, registration form and sponsor form see Downloads.

From September we shall be opening on every Thursday and will welcome more volunteers. If you are interested a flier with information is available on the Downloads page.

On Saturday, November 25th we received a cheque for £1964.83 from the Co-op Community Fund.
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At the Memory Cafe on Thursday, September 28th Sandra Clark presented to Beeston Dementia Friends a cheque for £500, a donation from the Nottingham Trent Oddfellows.
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Sandra Clark, in the centre, is with Janet Patrick and Jennifer Bostock.

At the Memory Cafe on Thursday, July 6th guests received plants in pots from 2nd Attenborough Guides which had been prepared by guides working on a ‘kindness’ challenge.
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St. Barnabas Church, Inham Nook held a Garden Party on June 10th as part of its 60th Anniversary Celebrations and offered to give 50% of the proceeds to the Beeston Memory Cafe. £253 was received. Chris Prickard is with our stall.
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Beeston Memory Cafe
has been chosen to be one of 3 local projects supported for the next few months by the Co-op Local Community Fund. If you are a Co-op member and wish to add your support, see the Downloads Page for more information.

Saturday, May 20th at 9.30 a.m. Friendship Walk from Attenborough Nature Reserve arranged by Notts/Derbys Hemlockstone Lions

In fine weather almost 30 people took part in the walk and raised £170 for the Memory Cafe.
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Presentation of the cheque for £170 from the Hemlockstone Lions

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On Saturday, April 1st members of Beeston Dementia Friends provided refreshments at the Third Anniversary Beeston Park Run.

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Janet Patrick invites the runners to enjoy the cakes and drinks after the Park Run

Beeston Memory Café was delighted to take receipt of a very generous £400.00 raised by the crew on the Douglas Oil Platform in the Irish Sea, fully supported by the Petrofac Oil Company. It was presented by Paul Gavigan and gratefully received by Janet Patrick, Chair of the Beeston Memory Café Committee, at one of their regular meetings at the Resource Centre, Middle Street on 9th February 2017.

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The Cafe meets every 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

(see programme for further details)

Meetings on 1st Thursdays are informal with the opportunity to play cards, board games, take part in quizzes and use iPads.
Meetings on 2nd Thursdays have a theme (e.g. Christmas, sport, holidays) with speakers, entertainment, quizzes and singing
Meetings on 4th Thursdays focus on music and movement, with gentle chair-based exercise, or are art-based.
Alongside the Cafe sessions, we have resources for carers: information on support and resources available to carers. From time to time, this includes visits from professionals working in support and information agencies. Carers’ resources are available on 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursdays.

The Memory Cafe is sponsored by Nottinghamshire County Council and NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with Broxtowe Borough Council, as part of the Broxtowe Health Partnership.

Middle Street Resource Centre,
Middle Street,

There are both bus and tram stops immediately outside Middle Street, plus ample car parking at both front and rear of the building

For more information about attending the Cafe or volunteering,

please contact us:

Telephone: 07960398700 or email: info@beestonmemorycafe.com

Registered Charity: 1169865