A new projector looks set to help patients suffering from dementia in Holbeach, Lincolnshire, to enjoy films from days gone by, if funding can be found to purchase the screen to accompany it.
The Littlebury Patients Participation Group (LLPG), offers support to individuals suffering from conditions such as dementia at its drop-in centre in Holbeach. The group has applied for funding of £250 from the Smile Fund – a group created by Spalding and District Round Table to support people in the community - in a bid to be able to screen 1940s, 50s and 60s films for its patients, such as 21 Days starring Vivien Lee and The Demi Paradise starring Laurence Olivier.
The LLPG has already bought the projector needed to screen the films, and is now in need of the funding to buy the self-erecting screen on which the films would be watched.
It is hoped that watching films from the 40s, 50s and 60s will allow dementia sufferers to take a trip down memory lane, something which many of the family and friends of patients are supportive of, as well as the rest of the community.