A Million Hands is about mobilising half a million scouts to support 4 big social issues- dementia, disability, mental illness and lack of clean water.
16th Morecambe Scout Group has decided to support dementia.
Whilst supporting this project over the next 5 months the children will be able to complete their Community Impact Staged Activity Badge.
During January -March each section will have a talk from a Dementia Champion about Dementia what that means, how it might affect someone and how we can help people in our families and community.
Each section will then imbed what they have learnt through playing games during one of their section nights.
On Saturday May 7th between 2-4pm we are holding an afternoon tea and sing song in the Church of Ascension Church Hall for local people who may have memory problems / dementia and be socially isolated / house bound.
We would like as many of the Group to attend as possible to sing to the invited guests and recreate the fun we have at family camp around the campfire.
We hope that our guests will join in with us as Gill Briggs one of our Cub Leaders leads us through some familiar songs.
A Million Hands does not involve fundraising for the Charity Partner (which is Alzheimer’s Society) but could involve fundraising for the actions our young people take to tackle the issue.
We will be asking for sponsors for the children as they learn to sing the songs and this will go towards 16th Morecambe Scout Group funds.
However the leaders have decided that we would like to make a donation to Defying Dementia at Lancaster University “The aim of our team is to progress our candidate drugs into clinical use against dementia.” – Professor David Allsop, Lancaster University.
We hope you will engage with this project and encourage your children to do so too. Dementia is affecting the lives of families within our Scout Group , people in Torrisholme, in Morecambe , in Lancashire , in the UK and all over the World.
We can do our bit to help.