****UPDATE***** 18 Mar 2018
We have managed to raise over £6000 so far for the Pearl Culturally Sensitive Support crowdfunding campaign and have until 21st March 2018, 2.46pm to hit our target of £10,000 If you have donated we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, the funds will go towards help and support to family and friends who are living with or have been affected by Alzhiemer’s or any other form of Dementia.
If you haven’t donated yet and can please click the link below to read our campaign amd make your donation, then we ask if you could forward this email and encourage them to make a donation.
TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS!
It could be any of our parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties or friends that gets hit by dementia and it is devastating for the individual and families.
Please Help us to help take care of them!
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Karl, Junior & Dawn: blacknet U.K.
I would like to tell you a little about The Pearl Support Network, it’s a not for profit organisation ran by my brother Karl and I. We are trying to raise funds and generate support to address the needs of members of the BME community who are living with dementia and are not able to find culturally relevant services through existing organisations.
The aim is to launch Culturally Sensitive Memory Cafés across the UK on a large scale to provide specially developed, supportive materials and activities in care homes, community centres and appropriate venues for BME people living with or affected by Dementia and their carers.
Why do we need to do this ?
Our mother Pearl, who was of African and Caribbean decent lived with Dementia for over ten years and died as a result of Alzheimer’s on the 28th of June 2016 at the age of 75, both myself and my brother tried to care for her during this period but found it very difficult. We had to do our best with what was available by way of support from mainstream, non culturally focused organisations.
The problem we found was that these organisations did not have anything in place by way of activities of culturally sensitive support to cater for the BME community, this included the Chinese culture, people of a South Asian background and even those from the Travellers community. As result, we decided to try and develop products, services, activities and other types of events that were culturally sensitive to help people live better with Dementia based on their cultural background.
To learn more about what we are doing and how you can help The Pearl Support Network click here