Forget Me Not charity boosted by Barker-Mill Foundation

Barker-Mill Foundation (BMF) has donated £2,000 to Forget Me Not in the fight to save a vital Hampshire service that transforms the lives of those living with dementia.

The charity struck a chord with Tim Jobling, BMF Trustee whose late mother suffered  from dementia. Since initially seeing the fundraising appeal in the Daily Echo the Trustees were inclined to help.

Tim Jobling, BMF Trustee said: “There was no discussion to be had when we were contacted by Lawrie McMenemy who asked for our help. I saw my late mother suffer from dementia and understand the illness well.

“The charity offers a great service for those suffering with dementia and it would be a great shame to see it close. Hopefully we can pull together as a community and save the group.”

Overall the charity needs £10,000 by the end of February 2016 if the group is to continue to for the rest of the year, and the donation from BMF has given them a great head start. The money pays for staff and resources for the Forget Me Not group which is a twice weekly gardening club run by Solent Mind at their Mayfield Nurseries site.

Nurseries manager Rachel Hampton said: “We’ve had a great response from the community, and we’re extremely grateful for the boost from Barker-Mill Foundation and all the donations we’ve received so far. We’re positive we’ll be here for the year ahead.”

Can you help? Show your support for the Forget-Me-Not appeal by visiting or call 023 8044 7743.