Nutricia staff roll their sleeves up to support families living with dementia

By Anita Jaynes on 2 June, 2014

A team of staff from advanced medical nutrition company Nutricia, took up paint brushes and rollers to help a Wiltshire dementia charity refurbish its new premises.

Led by team leader and dementia champion Ceri Hamlen, they painted a day room, toilets and an indoor garden at Mill Street, Trowbridge – the new site for the Alzheimer Support day centre. Once open, the centre will help 40 families from the area four days a week.

Sally Haddrell, services manager for Alzheimers Support in Wiltshire, said the help given by the Nutricia team was invaluable.

Sally said: “Without their help, there’s no way we would have been ready to open on time. They were professional, they arrived at 8am and worked through the day with a ready, willing and friendly spirit. Nothing was too much trouble and they did a huge amount of work. Other trades who were on site commented on what a wonderful team of people they were. We are hugely grateful.”

The day centre is moving from its premises in Pole Barn Gardens and will open four days a week in Mill Street from Tuesday June 3.  However, the new building needed some TLC and a team from Nutricia stepped in to help.

The work took place during Dementia Awareness Week (ended May 24) and was one of a number of activities organised by Nutricia staff from their Wiltshire headquarters.