Help create a Petal Wave Art Trail and make Uttlesford a dementia friendly place.

The forget-me-not is the Alzheimer’s Society symbol because it grows in all shapes and sizes just as dementia is different for each person. 

Petals are cut out of paper, decorated, and signed to raise awareness of what it means to have dementia and let people affected by the condition know that their community does care about them. 

People from 3 to 103 years old can decorate forget-me-not petals of different sizes and designs. The aim is to create a Petal Trail through organisations, clubs, businesses, schools, nurseries, Guides, Scouts, shops, Churches, restaurants - everyone can join in. Everyone one loves trying their hand at sticking, pasting and colouring. 

We want the Petal Wave to appear across Uttlesford, so it is a large project. We really need volunteers who would take this idea into their communities and work places. This would mean visiting groups in their area such as clubs, churches, schools and pubs.

In preparation, we will take potential volunteers with us to our presentations and provide a written script for guidance. When you feel confident you would be able to go out on your own, or with a friend.


You don’t need to be an artist to take part, just enjoy talking to people and provide them with materials, which we will give you. Participants will create their own designs.


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  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 20/02/2020

End Date: 21/03/2021

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This opportunity is available in: Uttlesford

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