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Can you help fulfill this elderly dementia sufferer's dream?

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Can you help fulfill this elderly dementia sufferer's dream?

Published at 6:03am 24th February 2017. (Updated at 9:32am 24th February 2017)

The daughter of an elderly woman living with dementia in Chertsey is calling on the public for help in fulfilling her mother's dream.

Vic Houghton is asking for a steel drum band to come and play for her mum, Patsy, who is 68 years old.

Patsy spends much of her time at The Orchard Dementia Centre, Eagle Radio's Charity of the Year.

Her condition is getting worse week on week, but seeing a steel drum band is one thing that really would brighten up her day.

We spent a morning at The Orchard Dementia Centre to meet both Vic and Patsy.

From the video below you can see just how much it would mean to Patsy.


Vic told Eagle: "Mum really loves the steel bands, to the point where she uses spoons and claps them around.

"She enjoys fun, happy music, I think it reminds her of her childhood.

"I would love to find a steel band out there that would be willing to come and play, I'm sure mum would give it a go too if given the opportunity!

"Music is the only thing that's keeping her going right now.

"There aren't many good days with alzheimer's, this would be a good day for her.

"To see her happy, it would make the hard work of the last few years worth it."

Can you or anyone you know help? If so please get in touch with either Eagle Radio or The Orchard Dementia Centre.


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