A SPECIAL lunch was held to bring together those living with dementia and their carers.

Around 90 people turned out for the event which was held at the King’s Lynn Town Hall.

Organised by the Happy Memories group, a lunch was provided for the guests as well as music performed by ukelele band, Flukes.

A raffle was also held which raised more than £200.

Sue Carter, a founder of Happy Memories, said: “We really enjoyed it and had a good singalong.  It was a joy to watch.”

Along with Diane Cobb, Mrs Carter set up Happy Memories after four years ago as a charity to raise money to provide social events for people with dementia and their carers.

“I lost my husband to dementia when he was 64. I know how isolating it can be,” said Mrs Carter, who has nine grandchildren.

Husband Alan died from the disease when after he was diagnosed with dementia aged 50.

Mrs Carter said that she found gatherings such as last week’s lunch at the town hall helpful for both him and herself.

“Although he didn’t speak much, he would sing along to the music for hours. Music is wonderful therapy.”