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Al fresco picnic held in Wembley for dementia sufferers and their families

PUBLISHED: 17:08 12 June 2019

Dementia sufferers and carers enjoying a picnic in Barham Park. PIcture: Paul Lorber

Dementia sufferers and carers enjoying a picnic in Barham Park. PIcture: Paul Lorber

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Good weather allowed dementia sufferers and their carers enjoy a charity's first al fresco picnic in Wembley.

More than 70 people from across Brent got together at the social gathering in Barham Park on June 3.

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It was organised by Community Action on Dementia (CAD) and hosted by Barham Community Library and Memory Lounge in Harrow Road.

Kamlesh Patel, dementia peer support co-ordinator at Cricklewood's Ashford Place, where CAD is based, said: "We are delighted at the success of this first picnic. Sharing experiences and being able to get out helps to tackle isolation and gives everyone the confidence to lead a more fulfilling life."

Paul Lorber, of Barham Community Library, added: "We are proud of all the groups from across Brent who came along and who do such great work supporting people with dementia and their careers."

Ashford Place's Gabby Horecka, added: "Volunteers are the backbone of our cafés."

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