I’m Annie Jeffery
I am a sculptor. My work has been exhibited in galleries in the UK and France and has been purchased by private collectors. The first in a series of pieces called ‘Female Landscape’, carved in French Limestone, won the Sir Robert Marshall Prize in the Bridport Open Art Exhibition in 2003. The latest in the series is currently being shown in the Sculpture Garden at The Mill at Gordleton, Lymington.
I am a former Chair of a Riding for the Disabled Group. I have been a Trustee of The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy and of a Spina Bifida support group, and a volunteer ambassador for the Honeypot Children’s charity for several years.
I have seen how the power of art can change people’s lives for good and am now devoting my energies and my experience in fundraising to creating a new charity, hArt – Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy, and building it for the future.
I recently attended a Dementia Friends Champions induction day at Bournemouth University. This means that I am now able to present Information Sessions to individuals and groups about becoming a Dementia Friend.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, like me, who are trained and supported by the Alzheimer’s Society.
The aim is to help people to understand the impact of dementia and to be able to support those living with dementia, whether it is the person who has been diagnosed or their circle of family and friends.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
The Dementia Friends Champions are volunteers, and they will give the Dementia Friends Information Sessions free of charge – just find a venue and an interested audience. Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia, how you can help to create dementia-friendly communities and the small ways that you can help – from telling people about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia. Every action counts.
Contact me to find out more about Dementia Friends Information Sessions.
If you would like to contact me about my sculpture, hArt or Dementia Friends, please send an email using the form below.
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