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Dementia Pathfinders Presentation Event - London

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company

Thursday, 11 July 2019 from 09:45 to 17:00 (BST)

Dementia Pathfinders Presentation Event - London

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Presentation event 11 Jul 2019 Free  
All donations will be passed on to Dementia Pathfinders supporting people living with dementia and their carers enabling them to engage in meaningful activities to enhance wellbeing 11 Jul 2019 Enter donation (£)

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Dementia Pathfinders Annual Presentation Event


Dementia Pathfinders is pleased to invite colleagues and supporters to our annual presentation event, which will take place on Thursday, 11th July 2019 at St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, London EC1V 8AJ:


  • Morning playreading 1 – 10.15 am until 11.30am
  • Morning playreading 2 – 11.45am until 1.15pm
  • Afternoon event – 2pm until 5pm


We will be hosting two playreadings of 'Hello my name is...' in the morning with Brian Daniels. The afternoon's programme will feature a drumming session and presentation of two awards:


  • Margaret Butterworth Awards 2019 recognising excellence in dementia care for care workers, health care assistants and activity organisers


  • John Gregory Williamson Memorial Award recognising and rewarding one creative project, that is demonstrably improving the lives of people living with dementia and their families.


There will also be an opportunity for networking thoughout the day.


You are welcome to book either event or one of the two playreadings and the afternoon event.


About the Play 


#hellomynameis... is an internationally recognised campaign encouraging person-centred, compassionate care through meaningful communication - both verbal and non-verbal. The campaign was initiated by the late Dr Kate Granger and her husband, Chris Pointon.  

Kate was cared for by St Gemma’s Hospice Leeds during the latter stages of her illness until her death on 23 July 2016.  To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of St Gemma’s Hospice, the award-winning playwright, Brian Daniels, was commissioned to write a play about Kate and Chris’s journey, before, during and after Kate’s cancer diagnosis.  
Dr Kate Granger was an outstanding geriatrician. She became a consultant in her early 30s and her future looked bright. She and her husband, Chris, were planning their future life when she was diagnosed with a rare and virulent cancer. Overnight she became a patient and observed life from a hospital bed. During numerous encounters with a wide range of medical and healthcare professionals Kate felt she was losing a sense of her personal identity. Then a porter named Brian arrived to take her to the operating theatre. He introduced himself saying, ‘Hello, my name is Brian and I’m going to take care of you’. Those words restored Kate’s feeling of self-worth and, knowing she was in palliative care, resolved to “make a difference”. She started a campaign for those engaged in health and social care to introduce themselves with ‘Hello, my name is...’ and a smile. The campaign was born and has now achieved worldwide recognition.  
The play tells the story of personal heartbreak, resolve and determination to make the world of healthcare a better place. You will laugh, you will cry but most importantly you will never forget that it’s the little things that make a difference.


Some audience feedback:


“Real people, real story, real feelings and emotions. Really, really moving.”
“Gained more understanding into Dr Kate's journey and the importance of person-centred care delivery.”
“Very moving, made me very humble to work with an amazing team whose ethos is 'hellomynameis'. Liked hearing about the journey.”
“Inspiring, hugely powerful story and legacy.”.
“Very moving and inspirational, a MUST for anyone working with vulnerable people.”
“The truly inspirational story of an extremely brave lady whose legacy will live on.”
“Absolutely life changing and career inspiring story. Thank you for the opportunity to see this amazing story and be inspired and humbled by Dr Kate and Chris.”



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St Luke's Community Centre
90 Central Street
EC1V 8AJ London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 11 July 2019 from 09:45 to 17:00 (BST)

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Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company


Encouraging learning and togetherness in dementia care

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise delivering education and learning for people working in the dementia care field and providing therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families.

Learning with specialists in Dementia

Our trainers are experienced specialists with a passion to improve life for people with dementia. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities. We are committed to involving people with dementia and family carers in designing, developing and delivering our courses to allow participants to learn from real-life lived experiences.

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