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Cuimhne Champions | Cuimhne | Irish in Britain

Cuimhne Champions

As a result of a successful funding bid from City Bridge Trust, Irish in Britain are now piloting a new project providing support to community groups and welfare organisations in London. We need enthusiastic volunteers to be Cuimhne Champions, who will in turn support and enable existing community volunteers to ensure their services are dementia friendly and offer activities which are culturally sensitive and inclusive of people with memory loss.

This project is complimented by the fundraising activities carried out in partnership with Irish Post to fund the training and pay out of pocket expenses for the Cuimhne Champions.

We are particularly looking for retired older volunteers who have personal or professional experience of dementia and have a positive, enabling attitude towards people with memory loss and their families.

We are initially recruiting 10 Cuimhne Champions in the first year of the project who will be supported by a Volunteer Co–ordinator. This is a really rewarding role and offers the opportunity to make a positive contribution and impact on the lives of people with memory loss.

How to apply:
Please submit an application form or if you would like to discuss the project and how your skills or area of interest may match the work we are aiming to please email or call 020 3903 0985.

Useful downloads and more information

Volunteer role description
Volunteer application form

Read some useful tips from stroke survivor Seonad Dason who is experiencing memory loss.