The Forget me not Club Autumn Concert 2014

All Together Now ...

Easingwold Can Sing

The 1940s tea dance for Members of the Forget-me-Not Club, and their carers was a huge success. The event was On Friday 31st October, two of Easingwold’s institutions, The Forget me not Club, and Easingwold Can Sing, came together for a highly enjoyable afternoon of singing and cakes.

The Forget me not Friends mounted the concert as part of their musical theme to support for the club.  It is well known that music, and particularly familiar music is very therapeutic, and for people with dementia, listening to and joining in with familiar songs yields huge benefits. Our main effort this year, drawing on funds raised at the great Easingwold Bake Off in May, will be to buy an Ipad (other Tablets are available!) and record playlists for every member incorporating their favourite songs. The idea behind the concert, as well as having a thoroughly good time, was that it may well lead on to regular singing days being organised by the Alzheimer’s society.

The singing took place at the Springhill Court sheltered housing scheme and more than 50 people were there. It was a mixture of contemporary hits (Super Trouper, Stand By Me, Here Comes the Sun), singalong classics like Michael Finnegan and songs from both World Wars (I’ll be seeing You, The White Cliffs of Dover, Kiss me Good Night Sergeant Major, interspersed with beautiful renditions of songs like Some Enchanted Evening and Danny Boy (sung a capella) by ECS’s fab leader, Jessa Liversidge. At half time we all had elegantly served tea, cake and scones. Audience participation was enthusiastic and tuneful (mostly).

All in all, a very happy day. If you’re interested in helping with the FMN Club, contact the manager, Jane Shepherd on 821230. For Easingwold Can Sing, phone Elizabeth Dunnett on 821149, and for the Forget me not Friends phone Roland Crooke (Chairman) on 833340.