Leeds Forget Me Knot Festival: A song and dance... for good cause

The team behind the Forget Me Knot festival, which will be held at Left Bank.
The team behind the Forget Me Knot festival, which will be held at Left Bank.
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Leeds artists and musicians will take part in the second instalment of a festival established to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Last year’s Forget Me Knot festival raised more than £3,000 for the charity and organisers are hoping for a good turnout when the event returns to the Grade II-listed Left Bank centre in Cardigan Road.

The event, on Saturday October 17, will run from 2pm-midnight and feature Leeds-based acoustic musician Roger Davis, Mayhem, Matt Baxter, Mali and Me, Tabloids and many others.

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Organiser Sarah Mitchell, a clinical psychologist for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Life doesn’t stop when dementia begins.

“Music and art can help us connect in creative ways, but especially where memories and words fail.

“It’s a huge privilege to be part of Forget Me Knot Festival, and especially to be running a Dementia Friends session this year!

“Thanks to people’s generosity, last year’s festival helped the Alzheimer’s Society generate record breaking investments in dementia research and care.

“Here in Leeds, we have 13 new memory support workers! It’s amazing to think fundraising efforts of this little festival are helping much needed initiatives become a reality within the local area. It wouldn’t be possible without the support of the local community and our festival goers! So please come along, sing and dance and discover the many ways we can all help people live well with dementia.”

Tickets are £5 each and 100 per cent of the profits will go to charity.

Visit www.justgiving.com/forgetmeknot2015 for tickets and www.forget-me-knot-festival.com for more information.

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