Daybreak Oxford are delighted to announce that they have received support from the ‘National Lottery Reaching Communities’ grant for the next three years. Daybreak’s Rosewood Dementia Day Club will receive £100,000 each year over the next three years to help people in the local community to live well with dementia. Open five days per week from 10am – 3pm Daybreak’s Rosewood club offer a wide variety of activities including gentle exercise programmes, games to provide mental stimulation and music therapy as well as a cooked meal for all it’s club members.
Lindsay Manifold Daybreak’s Community fundraiser commented “We are delighted with the news. It is wonderful to know that our Daybreak Rosewood Club can now run for the next three years, allowing us to focus our fundraising on keeping our other clubs in Kidlington and North Oxford operating and expanding to help more lonely and vulnerable people in Oxfordshire”
Austerity cuts have seen the closure of many of Oxfordshire’s Dementia support centres. Daybreak lost its Oxford County Council contract in 2017 and now relies on fundraising to keep all three of their existing centres in operation.
Laura Bristow, Trusts and Corporate Fundraising Manager at Daybreak commented “While it is fantastic that we have received this grant for the Daybreak Rosewood Club we still need to raise funds to support our other two clubs and open any new clubs across Oxfordshire. We are always looking for grants and corporate sponsorship to help cover core-costs of running our clubs as most grants and gifts want to provide a specific item, which is fantastic, but does not cover the fundamental costs of our venues, staff and meals. We will continue to campaign hard to raise awareness of the challenges of those living with Dementia within Oxfordshire and to provide support for them and their families”