People locally and several from London and the North attended the Pastoral Care Project Annual General Meeting. The speakers sharing their experience and expertise was most inspiring and offered information, support and inspiration to the people present, which included local dignitaries, carers and professionals.
I think the summary below from the youngest person speaking on the subject of 'Pastoral Care from a young person's perspective captures the essence of the meeting and who we are.
" I was lucky enough to receive the opportunity, recently, of speaking at the Pastoral Care Project's AGM and found it a very moving and personal experience. It perfectly incorporated the core values of the charity which I had learnt while working with them over the summer and also highlighted the unity and goals for the charity’s future. This was well represented by the speeches.
It is clear to me that the charity has resonated with all of its supporters as it did with me - our common goal of providing purpose and meaning, supporting those vulnerable living with dementia to achieve the fullness of their lives will be carried out by all our followers as well as recognition of the power of music within mental health.
The atmosphere at the Annual General Meeting - celebration of their work, although a journey of emotions, was lit up at the end where we sang a joyous hymn, the Peruvian Gloria led by Glenys Roberston, Trustee and Musicain.
Finally, bringing the wonderful event to a close with a buffet lunch I met wonderful people of all ages. Myself, the speakers including the Mayor of North Warwickshire Cll Terry Waters and Mayoress Mrs Elizabeth Waters, were presented with a copy of Dr Adrian Treloars' book 'Dementia hope on a difficult journey', which I will value for its coverage on what has become an important to me and many young people. " Joe.