Forget-Me-Not Cafe opening

Published: 14 December 2022

Similar to our Warm Spaces mornings, we have started up a new Forget-Me-Not Café at the Station. Forget-Me-Not Cafes are a place where anyone with memory loss, their carer or family may find friendship with like-minded people and signpost to more formal help if so desired. These cafes are a life line for many families, to feel safe and enjoy some happy social time over a cup of tea or two. On Wednesday 16th November, we hosted a volunteer meet and greet morning with one of the founders from Forget-MeNot Café Elaine to discuss the volunteer role and learn more about Forget-Me-Not Cafes in Sevenoaks. It was great to see a few locals who aren’t volunteers for the Station attend the meeting and share their insights for the café.

Following on from this, we launched our first café on the 14th December! Over 10+ visitors came and two volunteers, it proved to be a very successful launch. The Town Mayor kindly opened the Café along with Forget-Me-Not Founder Elaine before starting off the event with a talk from Austin Blackburn at Go Coach on his new Art Deco bus garage. We have booked in a few brilliant speakers for 2023 such as Chris Conlan on being a Pearly King, Sevenoaks Fire Fighting Museum, and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The next Forget-Me-Not Café is on the 11th January 10am – 12pm