Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival
This is where we were on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July, It was attended by approx 12,000 people, there were celebrity chefs The Hairy Bikers on the Saturday, Justin met the small dark one in the corridor and had a pleasant chat but didn’t manage to get a photo, then on the Sunday it was the Famous James Martin who is also patron of the festival. I managed to get my photo taken with the man, there was a Q&A with him and my question which i got in first was will you have your photo taken with me for my charities website, he asked what charity, i showed the back of my t/shirt and he said yes i definitely will have my photo taken with you, so after the Q&A i went to the back of the balcony to the enclosure where he was and was pushed through the crowds of women wanting to get at him and ended up in the enclosure with him and the security and got a great pic, the only thing is you can’t see the Action For Dementia on t/shirt very well, but still, very pleased we got the photo. It was a busy event we were in one of the quietest isles, but still plenty going on around us, and people were friendly and genuinely interested in talking to us. I think we did the charity proud, we don’t jump on people aggressively and try to make them talk or donate, we wait for them to come to us, it takes a while sometimes but once one has been seen talking to us others come as well. We had many conversations with a real cross section of people about their experiences of dementia and dementia care. I believe what were doing is definitely necessary in raising awareness of Dementia, to be face to face with people helps a lot of them to open up and talk and also to listen and take information in. All in all a busy and talkative weekend.