Nice to see you Isla - former Generation Game star helps Whitchurch based group celebrate first birthday

Isla St Clair leads the singing as Cafe Zest celebrates its first birthday
Isla St Clair leads the singing as Cafe Zest celebrates its first birthday

Former Generation Game co-host, singer and actress Isla St Clair visited Cafe Zest, based at St John’s Church Hall in Whitchurch, on Saturday September 7, to help the group celebrate their first anniversary.

Cafe Zest meets on the first Saturday of every month, and is designed for people with dementia and their partners.

Jacqueline Dove, who helps to run the sessions said: “We had around 35 people in attendance and the day proved very enjoyable.

“Isla came to help us launch the group last year and when she returned she was very pleased to see the progress and continued success of Cafe Zest.

“The first hour of our meeting featured a sing-along with music including Oh When The Saints, My Favourite Things and Come By Are.

“In the second hour this week people shared memories of their schooldays and enjoyed tea and cakes.

“It was great to see people enjoying themselves and we hope our group can continue to go strong for the forseeable future.”

Jacqueline added that going forward the group hoped to organise a dementia training event to help improve awareness of the condition.

Photos by June Essex.