The concert – which is raising funds for the Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells Dementia Friendly Communities - is taking place at Tonbridge Parish Church (St Peter’s & St Paul’s) on Saturday 22 April at 7pm.
Katie Hancock, an Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – and a Dementia Friends Champion – will once again be volunteering at the concert, which raised £1920 in 2022.
“Last year was such an amazingly uplifting concert with a wonderful variety of music - from songs from the shows to classical tunes - and we can expect more of the same this year; we have already been promised a traditional ‘last night of the proms’ finale,” says Katie.
CooperBurnett was the first business in Tunbridge Wells to officially be named as ‘dementia friendly’ and now, as a Dementia Friends Champion, Katie is sharing her knowledge with many businesses and organisations locally. Dementia Friends is a national initiative from Alzheimer’s Society that aims to change the way we think, act and talk about dementia.
“Within the Private Client team, we have all developed specialist areas and I have become increasingly involved with supporting our elderly and vulnerable clients,” says Katie. “It’s an area we simply can’t ignore. There is currently no cure for dementia and more and more people will be living with it as the years go on. As a community, there isn’t as much understanding as there could be and, through Dementia Friends, we are changing that.”
Tickets for the concert are £10 and available on the door. The night will also include a raffle with some fabulous prizes, along with refreshments.
To find out more about becoming a dementia friendly business, call Katie Hancock on tel: 01892 515022 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org