The people of Murton & Seaham have raised over £900 in aid of a local dementia support service Seaham Day Centre through their annual community Christmas Concert, hosted at Holy Trinity Church, Murton at the beginning of December.
The Christmas Concert event featured the Durham Constabulary Male Voice Choir and pupils from two local primary schools: Ribbon Academy and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Murton. Murton Colliery Brass Band also performed a range of Christmas carols.
Seaham Day Centre, which is run by the charity The Hospital of God, offers help to people who are living with dementia with personal care, including assistance with bathing (in a purpose-built bathroom), help with using the toilet if needed, hairdressing, shaving, feeding and nail care. They also support carers, by providing information, practical help and help to run social activities at the Day Centre on an ongoing basis. The Day Centre was recently renovated in the autumn to provide the latest dementia friendly facilities for day guests.
The Day Centre plans to use the £909 raised to treat their day guests to something special in the New Year.
David Granath from The Hospital of God comments:
“Seaham Day Centre makes a huge difference to the lives of people living with dementia within the local community all year round, and we are over the moon at the support from members of the local community. Many thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Christmas concert. The money raised will be of real benefit to the Centre over the coming year.”