The Lest We Forget project will support members of the Armed Forces community in Fylde, living with dementia by providing memory care and physical activities to stimulate memories, connect and reminisce with others in a similar situation.
The Foundation will work closely with local residential care homes to identify veterans living with dementia within their care and provide weekly sessions.
The project will also see participants go on days out to local partners such as BAE Systems and Weeton Barracks, where they will be able to familiarise themselves through tours, heritage talks and looking through the archives.
Michael Whittle, Assistant Foundation Director at AFC Fylde Community Foundation, said: “I am pleased that we are able to attract funding for the Lest We Forget Project, as there is a clear need to support veterans living in our community that are experiencing health issues, such as dementia.”
“We are proud to partner with The Armed Forces Covenant Fund and thank them for their continued support.”
“I’m confident that our partnership approach will enable us to achieve positive results and I’d like to thank all of the organisations that have showed their support with this new programme that we are delivering to people across the Fylde borough.”
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awards grants that support the Armed Forces community.
If you or someone you know may benefit from our programme, please contact Lee Geraghty Armed Forces Officer, 01772 598856
Address: Mill Farm Sports Village, Fleetwood Road, Wesham, Preston PR4 3JZ, charity number: 1163911, www.afcfyldefoundation.co.uk.