Our very first Memory Cafe took place on Friday 19th July in North Shields Library.
We hired a room for the day, our Young Trustee Hannah plugged the event on social media and we managed to get a lovely article in the local paper (The News Guardian) to promote it.
We all then crossed our fingers in the hope that people would actually turn up!
We need not of held our breath.
The event opened at 10am and at 10:20am people started to arrive and share their stories…. and pretty much continued to do so all the way through to 4pm!
A collective *Phew* ….
Not only did we get some great bits of information and stories – the people telling those stories really enjoyed sharing them with us over a cuppa and a biscuit.
A “Win-Win” as far as we were concerned, and so we will definitely be holding more of these events.
Learning point for next time – More biscuits required! There weren’t many left at the end of the day.