Margaret Sylvester-Thorne

Telephone: 01503 241003


Downderry Memory Cafe

St Nicolas Church

Main Road



PL11 3LE

Meetings on alternate Thursdays 2.30 – 4.30 pm

St Nicolas Church Main Road Downderry Torpoint PL11 3LE


Welcome to Downderry Memory Café

OUR NEXT MEETING IS ON THURSDAY 13th February 2020 at St Nicolas Church, Downderry for creative art with a spring theme and music from Mike, Claire and Phillip for a sing a long.  

We will be closed for the whole of January – starting a fresh new year with lots of activities – see below:

The new programme!

13th February – Creative art and music to welcome everyone back for an exciting new year.

27th February – Drums4Fun!

12th March – Yvonne Toms ‘an afternoon with Joyce Grenfell’.

26th March – Alan Payne to talk on “Spring Birds’ with slides and interaction.


12th September – We made, cooked and ate a lot of biscuits!

29th AUGUST –  Venue – St Nicolas Church Downderry – 1.45pm Volunteers Meeting.  2.30pm Decisions regarding the programme, lunch, Christmas party and plans for 2020.

15th AUGUST-  Venue – St Nicolas Church Downderry  – Summer Fair.

1st AUGUST –  Venue – St. Nicolas Church Downderry  – Sensory afternoon – fruit and vegetables – 21 of us had a lovely afternoon identifying a variety fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs and discussing eating fresh, cooking, preserving and flavouring.  Welcome to Julie our new volunteer!

18th July  – Lots of funny Poems and a lovely Cream tea with fresh strawberries – a real family atmosphere.  Welcome to Lani our new Volunteer!

9th MAY –  ‘Drums4Fun’ with Graham Kemp. THIS WAS FANTASTIC WITH 20 GUESTS.


23rd MAY –  Lunch at The Smugglers Inn.


6th JUNE –  Making Jam Tarts and Quizzies.

20th JUNE –  In the garden and the wonder of bees with Mr Graham Bray.

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4th JULY –  Music from the USA.

Phillip Hugill – Carer and Volunteers Claire Croft and Mike Hartland entertained with songs from the USA to celebrate Independence Day


Volunteer expo

This may be of interest to all cafés in the network

Frank Bruno will be joining the line-up of speakers for Volunteer Expo, with the former world champion boxer determined to knockout the stigma associated with mental health.

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