Cash for memory lane films

SMILE CASH: LPPG secretary Rita Mitchell, treasurer Joan Woolard, Round Table's Matt Burchnall and Iris Boland and June Chesworth from Chosen Charity. Photo: SG290713-222NG

SMILE CASH: LPPG secretary Rita Mitchell, treasurer Joan Woolard, Round Table's Matt Burchnall and Iris Boland and June Chesworth from Chosen Charity. Photo: SG290713-222NG

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A cash donation will help dementia sufferers take a trip down memory lane and hopefully put a smile on their faces.

The Littlebury Patients Participation Group (LLPG), which provides drop-in centre in Holbeach for anyone isolated by conditions like dementia, applied for £250 from the Smile Fund towards its dream of providing 1940s, 50s and 60s film shows.

The idea is that the nostalgia of films from days gone by can bring a ray of sunshine into the lives of dementia sufferers.

The group has bought a projector to show the films, but will use the Round Table’s donation to buy a self-erecting screen to watch them on.

LPPG also received a £1,000 cheque from Holbeach’s Chosen Charity shop to provide a Christmas treat for its members.

The Smile Fund is a £10,000 pot put up by Spalding and District Round Table to support people in the community.

It has teamed up with the Spalding Guardian to allow readers to submit their application – and there are very few limits to who can apply.

Applicants can be individuals, a group, club, organisation or maybe even a school.

Projects can include anything from a new sports team kit to a day out.

To apply, send a letter including your name, address, beneficiary of the cash, amount requested and the reason for the request to Spalding Guardian Smile Fund, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1AB.