A NEW club for people with dementia has opened in Amesbury.

The Forget-Me-Not Club runs monthly on Monday afternoons and is held in the Methodist Church Hall in Amesbury High Street.

To celebrate the launch of the new service, more than 20 people joined the Mayor of Amesbury Ian Mitchell and musician Amanda Williams at a special event on Monday.

Attending the club is free and carers are also welcome.

Emma Brown, social events co-ordinator at Salisbury Alzheimer’s Society, said: “There is no need to book a place at our Forget-Me-Not Club in Amesbury, just come along and join our very friendly group.”

“The club is a drop-in service where people gather informally to enjoy a chat, receive some information about dementia and have some tea and delicious cakes and biscuits.”

The Forget-Me-Not Club will next meet on Monday, March 24 at 2pm, and from April will meet on the second Monday of each month at 2pm.

The Alzheimer’s Society also runs Singing for the Brain sessions in Amesbury on Monday afternoons. Book in advance by calling the charity’s Salisbury office on 01722 326236.