Memory Lane Trust
Memory Lane Trust CIC was founded to continue our charitable work in the community.
This is the charitable arm of Memory Lane and it takes care of people in the community who are socially isolated or vulnerable.
It was set up some years ago by Amanda and Pam who recognised the need for social events for people living with dementia.
Now managed by Amy Botterill and with the help of volunteers we provide various activities and events that are open to the wider public. This includes meetings for service users and their carers, zoom meetings, lunch clubs, delivery of afternoon tea for those socially isolated and even a digital inclusion programme! We also arrange community events throughout the year, such as “Family Fun Day” in September, “Strawberry Tea” to coincide with Wimbledon, Halloween and Christmas parties, cocktail evenings – all of which have live entertainment.
Some of our supporters include: Leeds City Council, Guiseley Community Foundation, The Coop, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and other local charities.
How you can help us: Funds are often donated by the general public and we also apply to other charitable fund givers for help to deliver these services. To make a donation, click here. If you’d like to volunteer, please email us a completed volunteer form (download here) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays 11am to 2pm at Ingots Building, Cemetery Road, Yeadon (currently by invitation only due to Covid restrictions)
This event is managed independently by Pam and Amanda and relies on charitable donations in order to operate on a regular basis. The Café also relies heavily on assistance from volunteers as this event is purely run on a charitable basis.
The Memory Lane Café is held once a month at Yeadon Town Hall on the last Friday of every month.
The Café is designed to provide a warm, secure and comfortable environment so that people living with dementia and their carers can attend together and enjoy some quality time with live entertainment and afternoon tea.
The Café is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other people who find themselves in a caring role and this often leads to new friendships. Combating social isolation and loneliness is key to the objectives of the Café.
The nominal entry fee of £4 per person allows this event to continue and we do rely on our clients regular attendance along with their family members/carers if we are to continue to provide this service in the future. The Café also welcomes members of the public. We do hope that you will be able to support us by attending this monthly event so that you can appreciate the many benefits that this brings for people living with dementia and the enhancement it brings to their relationship with the surrounding community. We strive to educate the wider community on all aspects of mental health to eradicate prejudice and stigma that sometimes exists. The Memory Lane Café can help with this process but we need your support. If you wish to volunteer to help at the Cafe please get in touch.
If you wish to help by making a donation please click here.
For those that can’t be here at the centre, we continue to have group gatherings through an online video call using the online website ‘Zoom’.
These meetings take place on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday morning at 11am and include so many of our favourite activities to do at the centre, such as brain stimulating quizzes, bingo, singalongs and exercise classes. It also gives us time to have a chat with each member of the group and make sure that everyone is keeping safe and well!
These video calls have had fantastic feedback and it is great to keep in touch with everybody.
If you are interested in joining these meetings then please get in touch, everyone is welcome.