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The Living Room - Space for Health and Wellbeing

The Living Room is envisaged as a workshop space, purpose designed and equipped to offer a diverse range of people, particularly those living with dementia, a safe space to work in gentle collaboration with artists.

Our ultimate aim is to create a dedicated space to enable creative collaborations with our diverse community, particularly older people and those living with dementia and their families/carers.  ‘The Living Room’ will be a modest structure built on the site of an old water tower in the grounds of spudWORKS, creating a private, warm and secure environment.  We it to be a source of happiness and enjoyment, that makes communities feel valued, part of something that enriches their world.  

Computer generated image of the planned new Living Room space (courtesy Delve Architects)

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Completed build

Build progress...

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The Living Room @spudWORKS gallery - Taster Creative Activities Weeks

We run creative activity taster weeks for older people and those living with dementia and their carers.  They are themed around the seasons and sessions are facilitated by experienced professional artists.  To find out more and add your details to our mailing list please email: stephaniejalland1@gmail.com  To see what we have done in past sessions click here.

In Memoriam - Alice Woods 1930 -2021

Born in Liverpool, moving to nearby Prescot to raise her family and achieve her lifetime wish in becoming a  librarian in her 40's.  Alice started sketching and painting in her 60's, joining an art group. It gave her a real focus through her later years and her enjoyment of painting and sharing with others supported her confidence and independence. Alice's family and friends honour her courage through the challenges of dementia and celebrate her life through supporting SPUD's Living Room - a place of support, creativity and care.  

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Alice and support our ongoing dementia work please use the button below (Card or PayPal payments).  You will also have the option to Gift Aid your donation.

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Thank you to the generous support of families in memory of their loved ones

Sally Hoare         Mr Ward          Alice Woods          

Have you considered leaving a lasting legacy in your will?

We are reaching out to you with a heartfelt proposition that holds the potential to leave a lasting impact on the lives of those living with dementia. The Living Room, our community hub dedicated to fostering a supportive environment for individuals facing dementia, is quickly becoming a beacon of hope and connection for countless families.

 

We understand the challenges that families coping with dementia face, and we believe in the power of leaving a legacy that transcends time. In this spirit, we are excited to introduce an opportunity for you to contribute to the future of the Living Room at SPUDWORKS through a meaningful and lasting gift in your will.

 

The Living Room sits at the heart of SPUDWORKS, a space carefully designed to provide solace, comfort, and a sense of belonging for individuals living with dementia. It serves as a sanctuary where friendships blossom, memories are cherished, and moments of joy and creativity are celebrated. By leaving a legacy in your will to support the Living Room, you can play a pivotal role in ensuring that this haven continues to thrive and evolve, offering solace to generations to come.

 

Here are a few ways your legacy can make a difference:

 

  • Sustaining Supportive Programs: Your contribution can help sustain and expand the range of activities offered in the Living Room, providing individuals with dementia and their families access to a range of gentle, creative opportunities.

 

  • Enhancing Facilities: We envision a future where the Living Room is a model of good practice. Your legacy can contribute to ongoing improvements, ensuring that the space remains a welcoming and adaptable environment.

 

  • Fostering Community Engagement: By leaving a legacy, you are investing in the strength and vibrancy of our community. Your support can facilitate outreach programs, awareness campaigns, and initiatives that reduce stigma surrounding dementia.

 

Leaving a legacy is a profound way to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by dementia. We understand that making decisions about your estate is a personal matter, and we want to assure you that your generosity will be honoured with the utmost care and respect.

 

If you would like more information about SPUDWORKS and the Living Room and opportunities to leave a legacy in your will or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Drury (Director) at mark@spud.org.uk or 01590 682260. We are very happy to sit down with you and family members and talk everything through.

 

Your support can ensure that the Living Room at SPUDWORKS continues to be a source of strength, comfort, and inspiration for individuals and families living with dementia. Together, we can create a legacy that truly makes a difference.

 

Thank you for considering this opportunity, and we look forward to the possibility of building a lasting legacy together.

Make a one-off or regular donation

We have had incredible support from so many individuals and companies to help make the Living Room a reality - thank you!  You can still help out and ensure we are able to run a vibrant programme of activities by donating below.

How to DONATE: (you only need a bank card to make a donation)

Please donate via: www.paypal.com/GB/fundraiser/charity/142144

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