Cubs serve up tasty treat for Saddleworth Carers group

THERE was a treat for all ages as 20th Oldham Uppermill Methodist Cubs served up a delicious afternoon tea for members of Saddleworth Carers group.

The cubs, aged eight to 10, decided to put on the event as part of their work for the Million Hands scheme to take practical action to help the community in some way.

Uppermill Methodist Cubs with Erica Ryan, Jen Gartside and Dr Eamon O’Daly (Picture by Carl Royle)

Group Scout leader Erica Ryan explained they decided to focus on Alzheimer’s and learned about the condition with a talk from one of their parents.

They also wanted to put on an event so settled on an afternoon tea at Uppermill Methodist Church Hall and invited members of Saddleworth Carers.

“The Cubs did the baking and made banners to decorate the hall, and served everyone on the day,” Erica said.

“They were very enthusiastic and enjoyed chatting to the guests. It was a great event.

“One man brought his silver wolf award, which is a special honour awarded for service of a most exceptional nature. He showed that to the Cubs and told them all about it.”

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Saddleworth Carers welcomes all those with memory problems and their carers. They meet on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Sacred Heart Church Hall in Uppermill, from 10.30am-12.30noon. Sessions are free and include a light lunch. For more information call Eamon O’Daly on 01457 810614.

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