Newquay Memory Cafe
Newquay Memory Café offers support and activities for guests who have memory difficulties and their family members or carer(s).
Newquay Rotary Club was instrumental in
setting up and running the Newquay Memory Café.
The Memory Café is a facility where people who are
suffering with early stage dementia, or other memory problems can meet and
socialise with other people suffering similar problems. They attend with carers
who also benefit from interaction and contact with other carers dealing with
the many and varied aspects of the condition.
The café was opened in July 2010 and meets every 2nd
& 4th Thursday of each month at St Columb Minor Church Hall from
This venue was offered with the help and support of the
Parish Council and Rotarian Rev. Chris McQuillen-Wright.
Volunteers are not only from the Newquay Rotary Club but
also include members of the Church and local community.
From 2010 – 2015 the refreshments served at the Café were
made and supplied by members of Newquay Inner Wheel. Since Newquay Inner Wheel
disbanded in 2015 several of their members have decided to continue to support
the café with refreshments and acting as volunteers.
Rotary initially financed the setting up of the café and
continues to give financial support where necessary, however, support from
other local organisations, charities and individuals has allowed the café to
remain free of charge to all its users. Support from all these sources has
financed annual outings, equipment and professional entertainers to facilitate
the smooth running and varied entertainments provided at the cafe.
More details can be
found from the following link to the Café website newquaymemorycafe.btck.co.uk