Chance to write your favourite memory

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Visitors to a Lincolnshire garden centre this Christmas (2012) are invited to write down their memories and recollections of friends and family and place them on a charity memory tree.

The special tree is at Crowland Outlet Garden Centre on the B1166 Postland Road near Crowland from now (Thursday, December 13) until Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24 to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Carol Wright, Manager of Crowland Outlet Garden Centre, which is part of The Garden Centre Group, explained: “We are inviting people to write their favourite memories of friends and loved ones on a special tag and place it on our memory tree to help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.”

People who wish to put their thoughts in writing can pick up a special tag from the garden centre in return for a donation to the charity.

Carol continued: “The Alzheimer’s Society is our national charity of the year and we’re delighted to be working with them on this fundraiser, which is exclusive to The Garden Centre Group.

“Gardening can have a positive impact on physical and mental well-being and can improve the quality of life for people in all stages of dementia. It also provides a work out for the respiratory and cardiovascular systems and can improve strength, endurance and flexibility.

“Studies have shown that spending time in the garden can help to lower blood pressure, as well as encourage a good night’s sleep.”

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia. More than 110,000 people affected by dementia rely on Alzheimer’s Society’s community support services and many thousand more benefit from the charity’s information and online support.

For more information, please call Crowland Outlet Garden Centre, which is located on the B1166 Postland Road, just off the A1073 near Crowland, on 01733-212900 or visit www.crowlandgardencentre.co.uk.