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How you can help

Dementia Harborough is a local independent charity run by volunteers. We are committed to providing a first class service to the people of Harborough district who have a connection with dementia.

At present we do not receive any public funding to run the café or Singing for Memories Group and are totally reliant on funds raised through admission to our groups and monies donated through local groups, businesses and individuals.

All monies raised go to ensure the continued running of the café and singing groups as well as increasing and developing our resource bank, and the range of activities for our members.

We are always looking at new ways to develop our services and in order to do this we are looking at ways of increasing our income and donations.

If you feel you would like to support the work of Dementia Harborough perhaps you might like to consider one of the following options:
  • Remembering us in your will – even a small donation can go a long way to help a small charity like ours
  • Donations in memory of a  loved one - If you have lost someone to dementia and are arranging the funeral perhaps you could consider donations in their memory.  Funeral directors will agree to act as the receiving point for donations.  They will need to know that cheques are to be made out to: Dementia Harborough.
  • Setting up a fundraising activity within your own business, school, activity group or even as an individual.  If you are interested in doing this we would appreciate it if you could please contact us first, at

You can also make your donation go further if you are a tax payer and agree to complete a gift aid form.

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We are always keen to welcome volunteers who would like to help us.

Do I need to know all about dementia?

No.  Basic training will be provided and everyone is learning all the time.

What skills and experience do I need?

An interest in helping people live well with dementia; a responsible attitude to volunteering; willingness to learn.  Other skills will depend on the role you fulfil.

How much time will it take?

A maximum 2 hours if you are involved in a session.

What support is there for volunteers?

Volunteers receive free induction training and are supported by a named person, usually a trustee.

Will it cost me any money?

No. All we ask for is your time. Travel and other legitimate expenses will be reimbursed.


Would you like to find out more?  Download our volunteering brochure, or for further detail call Jane on 07783 898681 for a preliminary chat or email and she will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.