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Donations needed for Rotary Club of Northwick Park memory boxes
Members of a Rotary Club are calling for people to donate items for memory boxes to help those suffering with Alzheimer's and dementia.
The Rotary Club of Northwick Park is collecting memorabilia from years gone by on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society to help make memory boxes.
Each box will contain items from a certain time over the last century, such as old coins, ration books and old newspapers, to help people with the condition by reawakening memories from long ago.
Eric Silver from the Rotary Club said: “These boxes can really help people who have dementia and Alzheimer’s and help stimulate them.
“We’ve had a lot of bits and pieces come in. We’ve had an old fashioned black telephone which people see and then remember who they called and on what day and brings back memories from their past.
“For the Rotary it is important for us to help look after the older generations and these boxes can help just a bit to make life a bit better.”
The club are currently looking for donations as only half of the boxes are full and looking for items from the 1940s onwards.
These include knitting patterns and pages, shaving brushes, old newspapers, old seaside postcards, childhood holidays and wartime-specific objects.
Anyone wanting to donate towards the boxes can drop off any items can drop them off at Webbers Chemist, in Headstone Road, Harrow.
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