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Pigeon Race for Dementia Action Week

As a part of Dementia Action Week, a charity pigeon race was organised by the Copeland Mental Health Team and Cumbria Region RPRA, taking place on a beautiful spring day from Whitehaven Harbour to Northside Workington.

Individuals could pick their selection and there were several small prizes on offer. Sheena from the MH team had made some lovely cakes, and the Cumbria Region had provided chocolates and biscuits.

Retired fancier John was present and made his selection: a black cock, which was subsequently the first bird home. Charitable donations were also received, and all in all it was a lovely afternoon.

Many thanks to Sheena MH Nurse for organising, Cumbria Region RPRA, and Unite Union Workington Branch for their support. Also, a big thank you to all who attended, Community Nursing staff, Alzheimer’s, West Cumbria Carers and especially families and friends.

RPRA Cumbria Region Secretary, Les Blacklock, is looking forward to doing it all again next year.


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