Dementia Friendly Prestwick Launch 4 June 2016

We officially launched the start of building a dementia friendly community on Saturday 4 June at a ceremony at Biggart Hospital followed by a public gathering at Boydfield Gardens. As you will see form the video, we had great support from the local community including people with dementia and their families, local MPs, Councillors and the Provost. We were entertained by Kingcase Primary School, Musical Minds (Kilmarnock) and Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra and Dawn Parker supported us with her fantastic face painting. We received lots of delicious cakes and sweets from Prestwick Academy Home Economics Department and from local businesses including Parkstone Hotel, Costley’s, Electric Bakery and Murrays. Sophie McLelland designed our brilliant launch poster as part of a competition with Prestwick Academy Art Department and the winning poster chosen by Betty Boyd. UWS journalism students filmed the day and Iain Forrest captured the day in photography. Daniel Knox (Adworks) supported our marketing materials and communication materials.
Thank you to all the shops for decorating their windows purple and for signing up to be part of this initiative. Thank you to everyone for all the kind donations and support on the day and to our Steering Group for all the hard work behind the scenes.
Ian Welsh
Michelle Miller
Philippa Whitford MP
John Scott MSP