Elderflower Buddies

Support the Elderflowers Programme in your local community by setting up an Elderflower Buddies group. With your help, Hearts & Minds Elderflowers can reach the person beyond the dementia diagnosis and bring smiles and laughter into their lives.

Who are Elderflowers Buddies?
Elderflower Buddies can be friends, neighbours or work colleagues, or perhaps a group or club you are already a member of. What matters, is that you share a common appreciation for the work our Elderflowers do in your local community.

What do Elderflowers Buddies do?
Its simple – organise an event and raise money to support our Elderflowers Programme. Make it big or small, simple or creative, its up to you. It can be a one-off event or the first of many! Whether its gentle humour or all out fun, whatever type of event you hold, it’s essential that everyone has a laugh! After all, our Elderflowers bring smiles and laughter into the lives of people living with dementia.

To get you started, why not use one of our event ideas? Or call us on 0131 229 4037 / email fundraising@heartsminds.org.uk for more information.

Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) is our Ambassador for the Elderflower Programme of work and is keenly involved in the Elderflower Buddies campaign. She sent this message of support…

“I am so pleased to be a supporter of Hearts & Minds and proud to be an honorary Elderflower. I hadn’t been aware of this wonderful charity before, but was immediately inspired by their compassionate and joyful approach in helping to improve the quality of life for dementia sufferers and their families.

My mother had cognitive impairment, and my mother-in-law had Alzheimer’s for many years. I know so many people with similar stories, and the impact on family life can be devastating. With the fantastic work that Hearts and Mind do, families can feel that their loved ones are being cherished and respected. And that is a priceless gift.”