Purple Angel Campaign
September was Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.
As part of their Community Impact Badge the Cubs and Scouts of the Group invited founder Norrms McNamarra of Purple Angels Dementia Awareness, to join them and discuss dementia with the young people.
They learnt more about how this disease effects people in their everyday lives and how they can support sufferers.
During the evening the Cubs and Scouts played various memory games. Norrms explained to the group that Purple Angel run a Memory Café on Saturdays in Torquay.
Many of the young people have volunteered to help and offer support where they can. The Cub section are fundraising by replacing the smarties in a tube with 20p pieces,
Owen from Cubs actually sold his Smarties to his Teachers for 20p each !!
All funds raised will go towards resources and activities for the Purple Angel Memory Café.
Some of our parents were very impressed how the Scouts engaged with this campaign……
Sarah said “Thank you for getting such an inspirational man in to talk to the Scouts. Reece said that he now understands more about what his grandad is going through after tonight”
At the end of the evening Norrms thanked the Cubs and Scouts for inviting him to speak to them and said……
As you all know I am a HUGE fan of the youth of today and if these guys are anything to go by, our future is looking good!
These evenings couldn’t have gone any better. What a great group of “Young People” they all were, they asked questions but even better were so attentive, they all were great and so clued up and it gives me great pleasure to make them all Young Purple Angel Ambassadors, and to announce that 1st Marldon Group the first “Dementia Aware Scout Group” in Torbay.
The Purple Angel hold a Memory Café at Barton Baptist Church, Happaway Road, Torquay, this runs every Saturday afternoon (apart from the first Saturday of the month).
The Purple Angel Memory Cafe is open to anyone worried about their memory, worried about someone else’s memory or affected by dementia.
The cafe provides practical information and support, as well as the opportunity for people with dementia, their families and carers to ask questions and to listen to others experiences.
For more information on the Purple Angel Awareness Campaign please contact Elaine on
01803 459290 or 07707 048595
or online at