A poem to celebrate 2014 & Dementia Friends

Regional Suppor Officer Philippa penned this wonderful poem looking back on 2014 and Dementia Friends.

Let’s celebrate!

2014 is coming to an end
What a year it has been!
From one Dementia Friend to another Friend
Let’s recall everything we have seen

We’ve seen our ticker go up and up
Over 1/2 a million friends made
This isn’t just down to good luck
And I apologise if this sounds cliched

It’s all down to hard work and passion
Of which we should be very proud
We’ve put our words into action
Everyone, let’s spread the word loud

Friends, Champions and many more
You’ve helped to raise understanding
Never forget who we’re doing this for
And why we keep on expanding

Let’s break down the stigma and fear
Let’s talk about dementia
Let’s make the messages clear
To put on everyone’s agenda

Together we can make a difference
So a big thank you to all
For all your effort and persistence
Young, old, great and small

Bring on 2015!

2 thoughts on “A poem to celebrate 2014 & Dementia Friends

  1. Clive James aka clivebeca

    Memories

    If I recall a memory,
    and you can tell me when.
    Then two minds in harmony,
    are helping us extend.
    Memories mean everything,
    Prolonging life itself.
    It’s often very true to say;
    Two minds really are ‘one way’.
    ———————————————
    Written on the death of a close [supported] friend.

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