Dementia charity working in Welwyn Hatfield appeals for help after its space was vandalised

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:51 01 March 2018

The damage caused to the Hatfield community hub in Beaconsfield Court. Picture: Supplied.

The damage caused to the Hatfield community hub in Beaconsfield Court. Picture: Supplied.


Herts Musical Memories is no longer able to stay in the space it was using after a break-in.

The charity uses singing sessions to help people with dementia and their carers.

It was using the Hatfield Connect space in Beaconsfield Court until vandals broke in.

Thankfully, the room they were using for storage space was left untouched, but the incident has set them on a hunt for a safer and more accessible place to store their vital collection of lyrics.

They have thousands of song sheets that are essential to their work.

They were using the same space as Potential Kids, a soon-to-be opened initiative to help young people with autism and ADHD.

Potential Kids had been due to open its doors to the community in the same space two weeks before the break-in and intends to continue its work there.

READ MORE: Vandals destroy community centre for Hatfield’s most vulnerable

Kerry Brabant, founder of Herts Musical Memories, said: “We urgently need a space to store our stock of song sheets to be able to keep them safely, and where all of our session leaders can access them during the week.

“The break-in, it just made everyone so nervous.

“None of us has space in our homes.”

READ MORE: Donations pour in to help Hatfield community centre following vandalism

The newly-registered charity runs groups across Hertfordshire and has already been nominated for BBC Radio 4’s “All in the Mind” awards.

If you are able to help in any way, contact Kerry Brabant on 0208 9505757.

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