Forget Me Not is a local organisation that cares for the carer and gives carers a much-needed respite to go and do something for themselves for a few hours a week whilst their loved one is in safe hands and enjoying themselves. Our clients have a range of illnesses including dementia, strokes and general disability and we have trained nurses at each session as well as male and female volunteers to help our clients with their every need.
We meet every Monday from 10.15am-1.15pm and from 1st September we will return to 2 mornings a week at The Social Centre, Camposol B. Our clients are not just from Camposol, but from surrounding areas such as Bolnuevo and Totana so don’t feel excluded if you don’t live on Camposol. One of our clients comes on the ‘campo bus’ and because he is in a wheelchair they have special adaptions to facilitate him and his chair, so if you have problems getting to us please ring and we can put you in touch with them.
We welcome our clients and they love coming to their own little club where we play dominoes (we have quite a domino school now), we do crafts and play your cards right which we all enjoy, bingo and a free lunch. Various groups come to entertain us and the clients love music and we have had 2 discos at 11am in the morning this year. The room is air conditioned so is very comfortable for the clients and if they are smokers, a volunteer will go with them outside to the back of the centre where we have a picnic table and benches. Coffee, tea, squash and biscuits are always available and diabetics are catered for with sugar-free biscuits and sugar-free sweets as prizes for winning the bingo.
Clients are never alone and volunteers help them every step of the way. We love to see their smiling faces when they arrive and until they go home. As volunteers we run fundraising events so we can keep Forget Me Not a free group with free lunches, so please look out for our fundraisers and contribute if you can. If you feel you would like to help as a volunteer either give us a call or just come along on a Monday, you will be made very welcome.