The Alpha Project in Cumbernauld is currently attempting to secure funding for a project which will help people with conditions affecting cognitive function, from brain injury to dementia.
The community group wants to be able to help people create electronic “forget me not” books, recording a person’s favourite music, pictures, anecdotes and more, both to help preserve heir identity and create an archive for carers and families to share experiences connected to that person. The Alpha Project have been shortlisted for a grant from Engage Mutual and have applied for £4,900 to buy laptops, memory stickss, supplies and training. However, to secure the money they need votes from members of the public. Currently the Alpha Project cannot produce these “forget me not” books as they lack any electronic equipment whatsoever.
To vote for Alpha to given the funding it needs to create this local service, simply visit www.engagemutual.com/foundation. Click “Vote Now”, and in the “filter projects” section choose Scotland as the location, Mental Health as the category and £5,000 under “project size” and select “Forget-Me-Not! Alpha Project Community” and click “vote”. You will also need to provide a valid email address.