RHUDDLAN Dementia Group’s bids for funding to create a dementia friendly sensory area in the town’s nature reserve have been awarded.

Syd Gaskin, who is a member of the Freemason’s St. Asaph Lodge and a Rhuddlan town councillor, has championed the group’s bids for funding within the Freemasons.

Syd said: “This is a very worthwhile cause and when I heard that funds were needed, I made some enquiries and the wheels were speedily set in motion. Lo and behold the Dementia Group was given a total of £2,500 which came from St Asaph Lodge, the North Wales Freemasons’ Charity and the Masonic Charity Foundation.”

Cllr Arwel Roberts, chairman of Rhuddlan Dementia Group, who is also Rhuddlan’s Mayor, said “The support from the Freemasons is wonderful news."

The indoor projects the Group runs for people living with dementia and their families and carers have had to be put on hold because of the various Covid 19 lockdowns. But we do have an outdoors based project which is to provide a Dementia Friendly Sensory Area in the town’s nature reserve.

“We need external funding to be able to do this project and the grants from the Freemasons and other funds such as Gwynt y Mor wind turbines and Comic Relief, mean that we can now start work on the project.”