PENKETH parish councillors recently visited the Forget-Me-Not Cafe volunteers at the Oaks Centre to present them with a cheque for almost £800.

The Stocks Lane cafe, open every Tuesday from 10am until midday, provides support for people and their carers with dementia, Alzheimer's and any other condition where the memory is affected.

Councillors met with visitors and were given a tour of the centre where memory-based activities including singing, dancing and exercising take place giving people opportunity to get together and share experiences and information in a relaxed setting.

The parish councillors and employees at the pool and community centre on Honiton Way donated proceeds from the Christmas fair to the voluntary group and were delighted to hand over the donation.

In his speech, cllr Derek Baker thanked everyone who helped to organise the event and those that supported the day.

Cllr Geoff Fellows said: "Listening to the volunteers highlighted we can do more to help in the future such as raising money towards transport costs, and helping to find volunteer drivers after being told how visits to garden centres and other day trips out are enjoyed by everyone."

Cllr Andy Heaver added: "We are so fortunate to have a group like this on our doorstep and it was fantastic that the money raised by the people of Penketh stays in the area so the unique activities created by the organisers are easily accessible for the community and surrounding areas."