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Welcome to our dementia friendly groups at Wimborne St Giles hall and Kingston Lacy allotments.

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Hello, I’m Sarah…

I’m the founder of In Jolly Good Company, a not-for-profit company, set up to benefit people with or without memory loss.

As we age it can be hard to feel connected or part of a community - In Jolly Good Company offers you the chance to have fun with and feel supported by like minded people. We are open to all.

During my five years of experience with Alzheimer’s Society I have created activities tailor-made to suit the needs and interests of people in my groups including: art, cooking, singing, gardening, walking, bird watching and much more.

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Where we meet

At present we meet twice a month for an afternoon at Kingston Lacy Allotments.

From Summer 2019 we will meet at Wimborne St Giles Village Hall three times a month for a whole or half day. Find out more by visiting ‘Our Allotment’ and ‘Our Village Hall’ pages or by clicking on the links or pictures below.

 

wimborne st giles village hall

The Village Hall is at the heart of our community in Wimborne St Giles, it’s the venue for our much-loved Village Hall Teas and is used for many other activities. We will meet here three Mondays a month and spend the day together from Summer 2019.

kingston lacy allotments

Situated on the beautiful Kingston Lacy Estate are more than one hundred allotments that have been made available by National Trust for the local community to use. Our Step Outside group meet here every first and third Tuesday of the month.

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OUR PATRON - NICHOLAS ASHLEY-COOPER, 12TH EARL OF SHAFTESBURY

In Jolly Good Company is a vital initiative bringing people together and building stronger communities. Isolation and loneliness affects us all, whether we live in the countryside or in urban areas, and it’s fantastic the team are helping people to overcome this. I am very proud to be supporting it.

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June 2018

When you look across the team of people working together, you have no idea who has dementia and who hasn’t, we are all equal”.

Sue, a carer who attends Step Outside Allotment Group

 

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Get Involved

You are welcome to join us for a day or a half day and take part in our activities, meet new friends or just relax and catch up with old friends. Similarly if you have a special talent or skill you think we would enjoy please get in touch. This is a community and every single person involved is important. After all, without you we wouldn't exist!

 

join us

If you would like to come to one of our groups click below to find out more. You can also sign up to our Newsletter so you always know what's going on and where.

volunteer

We have a lovely group of volunteers on board at the moment and I couldn't do this without them. It's not only incredibly rewarding but it’s also jolly good fun.

Make a Donation

If you'd like to help us financially, and every little really does help, please do make a donation to our Crowd Funding page. Equally you may like to fund raise for us.