Support The Heart Dementia Meeting Centre

by Heart of Newhaven Community in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Support The Heart Dementia Meeting Centre

Total raised £720

Gift Aid
+ est. £110.00
£5,000 target 39 days left
14% 6 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 27th July 2024 at 6:00am

To Raise funds for activities and support sessions for people living with dementia at the Heart Meeting Centre.

by Heart of Newhaven Community in Edinburgh, United Kingdom


At The Heart Dementia Meeting Centre, we focus on the strengths and skills of our individual members and their families. We support people living with mild to moderate dementia to reclaim ownership of their lives following diagnosis. Purposeful person-centred interventions and creative adventures empower our members and their care partners to enjoy life, gain confidence and make informed decisions along their individual dementia journey. We are blessed with amazing volunteers who bring talent, humour and love to every session.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£50 or more

Climbing the Wall?

This gift will allow us to take our members on a trip to try out indoor rock climbing. Aiming high, it's our ambition to establish the first dementia inclusive climbing club in Edinburgh!

£15 or more

Healthy Snacks

This gift will allow us to provide healthy snacks at our Meeting Centre for a week. The stomach is our second brain so lets nourish it!

£20 or more

Whistle a Happy Tune?

Going to a new group can be daunting so our Meeting Centre is free for the first month as potential members get to know us. After that we ask for a £5 donation to pay for room hire. This gift would cover the cost of the first month and enable a new member to whistle a happy tune!

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Brusho Art Materials

This set of 'Brusho art crystals' will help us explore new art techniques for members who like to experiment with watercolours.

£25 or more

Faber-Castell Soft Pastels

Inspired by Impressionism this gift would give our members an opportunity to explore blending colour. Tactile art materials can improve dexterity and build confidence. We'll need some pastel paper too!

£25 or more

Daler-Rowney Ingres Pastel Paper

This gift is the perfect partner with the Pastel set and will certainly leave a lasting impression...

£25 or more

Get Started in Watercolour Set

This gift would complement the Brusho art crystals. This technique will lead to mindful moments. Watching the paint interact with the water can be both relaxing and thought provoking.

£25 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Accessible Gardening Equipment Set

We love the community garden at The Heart of Newhaven and this gift would encourage our green-fingered members who need specialist equipment including a folding seat and tools.

£30 or more

Acrylic Paint Set

This gift would bring some colour to our cheeks! We want to do some potato printing for our Tattie Fest in the autumn.

£30 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Gardening Trowel (with a long handle)

A Heart shaped trowel? What's not to love! This gift would buy a long handle to enable our members to access our raised planter-beds.

£30 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Exciting Exhibitions!

We'd like to celebrate the creativity of our members and this gift, of an individual picture frame from the Palango Framing System, would enable us to curate our own art exhibitions. Each multi-use frame currently costs £30 and we'd really love one for each member.

£35 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Set of Premium Art Brushes

This gift would enable us to experiment with mark making and mixed media. Every artist needs a 'premium' brush - a brush with genius?

£45 or more

Blue Sky Thinking

Our members have great ideas so with this gift you can allow us to respond to future activity suggestions such as running bread baking classes.

£50 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Bridge 8 - Water-biking - Akwakating Experience

Water-biking up the Union Canal now that is an adventure! This gift would get a member there, get us on the water and also buy us a welcome cuppa afterwards

£55 or more

2 of 50 claimed

Sports Hall Hire

2 hours of Sports Hall Hire at Heart of Newhaven for Pickleball, Indoor Curling and Boccia and maybe to listen to a band or have a dance. Keeping active is fundamental for both the physical and mental health of our members.

£90 or more

Bigger Blue Sky Thinking

This gift would enable us to further explore future ideas. Perhaps we could invite an interesting speaker along and pay for their travel?

£200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Play-Sport Boccia Set

This gift would purchase a New Age Boccia Set. Boccia is an inclusive and highly competitive game. We'd love to invite some local school children to play with us. The soft covering absorbs impact which enables the balls to be thrown, rolled or pushed making it the ideal set for all ages and abilities. The set contains 6 Blue Balls, 6 Red Balls, 1 White Jack and a hold-all.

£200 or more

Swimming with Sharks?

Virtual Reality has huge potential for people living with dementia. A VR Headset would give us the opportunity to travel and explore knew worlds. We could go deep sea diving, swim with sharks or enter Van Gogh's world. Wow! Everyone needs an adventure!

£250 or more

Operatic Afternoon Tea

Music has the power to unlock communication challenges and one of our members loves opera. We'd like to host a tea party with opera extracts and arias sung by a young professional opera singer.

£250 or more

Poetry Please!

We know a talented Local Poet and members would like to have a creative writing session so we can brush up our Shakespeare and hone our Haiku.

£250 or more

Paying it Forward - Annual Membership

Our Meeting Centre is free for the first month, as new members get to know each other. After that we ask for £5 a week to cover room hire and a family member comes free. This gift would enable a member and their care partner to come along for a year.

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Nordic Noir in November

As part of the International Storytelling Festival's Go Local events we'd like to invite Nordic Fiddler Toby Hawks and local storyteller Jan Bee Brown to share the process of developing Raven's Tales in a bespoke dementia inclusive event.

£360 or more

0 of 1 claimed


Your gift would purchase a New Age Kurling bundle. Includes indoor curling set, pushers and target and a Handy carry pack for stones. You will be supporting us to stay active and become a dream team.

£400 or more

0 of 4 claimed

A Grand Day Out!

A 16 seat minibus and driver would give us a grand day out in Fife. We'd love to visit The Stand Meeting Centre to meet new friends and enjoy a picnic. A Day at the Races in Musselburgh would also be a winner! Or a jaunt around Jupiter Artland? Three day trips a year would give members something to look forward to! Staying social is really important for people living with dementia and their care partners.

£240 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pickleball United Starter Set

Anyone for Pickleball? We'd love to learn how to play! this gift would get us started! We can hire the hall at Heart of Newhaven so you may want to check out our room hire reward too and and we will grow the strawberries!

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