Elmlea Junior School supports the Purple Angel Campaign.

Each year, Year 6 Elmlea children put on a “Leavers Play” for their parents, just prior to moving on to secondary school. Parents are asked to contribute to a retiring collection to show their appreciation, which is then given to a local charity. Guess who they gave it to this year? That’s right, the CHILDREN, […]

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First Anniversary of BDAA

Exactly one year ago, on the 9th July 2013, BDAA was launched at Westbury Baptist Church. To follow on from last Saturdays charity concert by the Harlequins, a birthday party was held with a cake (with icing representing the Purple Angel  of course!) and a single candle. As it was Gillian Hutchinson’s birthday, we asked […]

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“Is Bristol a Dementia Friendly City” Roadshow?

On Friday 13th June, our third”Is Bristol a Dementia Friendly” Roadshow was held at the Brunelcare HQ in Saffron Gardens, Whitehall. Local MP, Kerry McCarthy attended and gave her support to our objective of creating a Dementia Friendly Community in the city and also backing the Purple Angel Campaign to increase Dementia awareness.

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New campaign from BDAA: What should you do on diagnosis?

BDAA are now distributing fridge magnets (like the one shown above) to GP’s, so that freshly diagnosed patients and their carers can be encouraged to seek help and support early on so that they can live well with Dementia. An extract from the explanatory letter given to carers is:- “Dear Carer, As the carer for […]

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Avon Valley Railway becomes Dementia Aware

Avon Valley Railway is the first heritage railway in the UK to become Dementia Aware under the Purple Angel scheme Tony Hall, a volunteer with the Bitton-based Railway, set up the Bristol Dementia Action Alliance after his wife, Barbara, was diagnosed with Dementia and it aims to help make Bristol a Dementia-friendly city “At the […]

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