We were really proud last week to hear our first radio advert on popular Oxfordshire radio station, JackFM. We have had terrific support from a new partner, Derek Peedell of Woodstock Solicitors, who is not only the voice of our advert but has agreed to ‘think dementia, think Daybreak’ and pass on our information leaflets to families the law firm advises.
Support like this is how small charities can move forward and provide better and better services to the people that need them – people living with dementia and their carers in our local community.
JackFM is a very popular local radio station, full of humour and fun, and broadcasts to around 83,000 listeners per week. The senior account manager who helped us organise the advert was a delight to work with and even sent us the timings of the advert so we could listen out for it together!
Carers Support Officer, Jitka Fort says: ‘Carers face many challenges – apart from providing 24-hour hands-on support they also have to deal with all the financial and legal matters for the family. We would always recommend that carers seek some professional advice in getting all the necessary arrangements in place. We have been delighted to work with Woodstock Solicitors, who have a large private client base and specialise in wills and probate. A specialism such as this requires a very special type of person and Derek and his business partner, Philippa Rumary are excellently positioned to help at a difficult time.’
We rely on the support of people like JackFM and Woodstock Solicitors to get our message out to the community. That’s why we would like you to ‘think dementia, think Daybreak’ too and share our message that with our blend of day care, therapy and family support, dementia can be tackled and life can be lived. Our Clubs operate in north Oxford, Greater Leys and Kidlington and offer the unique and essential cognitive stimulation therapy, and through activities based around live music, movement and games, we aim to slow the progression of dementia. If you suspect a loved one is living with dementia or perhaps need more fun and activity in their day, please get in touch and talk to one of our experts about how a Daybreak Club can help them to live well with dementia.