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Week Commencing 8 May 2017

Monday 8 May 2017.

Attended the Dementia Voices Celebration Event at Live Well Dementia Hub, Thornaby.


Healthwatch Stockton, Dementia Stockton and North of the Tees Dementia Collaborative organisers.


We were invited to attend the Celebration event of Partnership at Live Well, Dementia Hub in Thornaby. Dementia Voices of Stockton, North of Tees Dementia Collaborative and Healthwatch Stockton on Tees are working closely together to listen and support those with Dementia, their family and carers and are holding events throughout the year for those who attend the Hub and have been supported, to celebrate how they have come together to enable their voices to be heard.

It was a huge thank you to those who have contributed to the work of the organisations and supported the projects by speaking out about their experiences and views of services for those living with dementia. Without this these organisations would not be able to meet their aims, which is to support those living with dementia and their carers, and shape and develop services to meet the needs of those using them.


Family and carers supporting Dementia


We were given the opportunity to elaborate on our support of the Mayors charity, Cleveland Alzheimer’s Residential Centre. Dementia can affect everyone differently and can cause a wide range of symptoms. With our charity work it would give us the opportunity to make sure Stockton is at the forefront of helping people affected by dementia and their families to ensure services continue to be in place so people can find their way around safely, access their familiar local facilities and maintain their local services.

We believe that these projects are a good and worthwhile cause that will help to improve the support for people with Dementia, their families and carers.


Wednesday 10 May 2017.

Attended the Monthly Citizenship Ceremony in the Town Hall Stockton.

This month we had four adults and three children from the Philippines and one adult from Pakistan who took part in the Citizenship ceremony and swore the oath of allegiance to our Queen and Country and became British Citizens. We wish them well for the future.  


Attended the Mayor of South Tyneside’s Charity Dinner at South Tyneside College, South Shields.


South Tyneside Charity Dinner with civic guests.


It was with interest that we were invited to attend the Mayor of South Tyneside’s charity dinner at South Tyneside College in South Shields. We were warmly welcomed by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Councillors Alan and Moira Smith, in support of the Mayors charities. We were in good company with other civic guests and enjoyed the ambiance of the day. The Mayor thanked us all for the support we gave and in raising a substantial amount for his local charities, which are South Tyneside Citizens Advice, Diabetes UK and Carers Association.

A big thank you goes to the students who put on first class meal for all to enjoy.


Friday 12 May 2017

Attended the Funeral of Monika Marshall-Deane at St Bede’s Chapel, Teesside, Crematorium.

Attended the funeral of Monica Marshall-Deane who passed away in early May at the age of 73 years. Monika represented the Grangefield Ward on Stockton Borough Council from 1991 to 1995.

Her funeral was held at St Bede’s Chapel, Acklam Crematorium. Donations were given to Alzheimer’s Research UK. Her son presented a terrific eulogy about her family life and what she gave to the community as a Stockton Councillor, which was endorsed by many at the service, and noted she was truly a passionate supporter of Stockton. 


Attended the Hartlepool Mayors Charity Fish and Chip Supper at Surfside Fish Bar, Seaton Reach, Hartlepool.


Mayor Rob Cook thanking everyone for supporting his charity event.


We joined the Mayor and Mayoress Councillor Rob Cook and the Brenda Cook for their traditional Fish and Chip Supper at the Surfside Fish Bar and Restaurant along Seaton Reach, in Seaton Carew.  The restaurant has panoramic views of the lovely beach of Seaton Carew and the bay beyond; some guests enjoyed a stroll along the promenade next to the Restaurant to take in some fresh air and sea views before relaxing at the bar for refreshments.

This was a farewell and last supper for Rob and Brenda as they were coming to the end of their term of office as Mayor and Mayoress of Hartlepool.  We wish Rob and Brenda the best of luck for the future, for they have achieved many outstanding objectives throughout the year and have been role models for others to follow.

Contributions were raised for their charities, The Great North Air Ambulance and Bloodwise (Beating Blood Cancer), which were generously appreciated.

Almost forgot, the fish and chips were superb.