Lapis Care Memory Meals - The Directory Group

Lapis Care - 'Memory Meals'

We here at Lapis Care are all about nostalgia, memories, and childhood experiences that us feel safe and loved.

To that end we have decided that we would like to create a ‘memory meals’ book- a recipe book with a twist.

 We are looking for:

Those meals that someone would cook for you as a child or those that you cooked for your family
The recipe if you have it (don’t worry if you haven’t, we will find one)
The memory and why you love it so much- the associations it holds for you and your family
Any photos you may have, & if possible, consent to reproduce, it will of course be credited to you

We are looking to raise money for our ‘enrichment initiative’; Half the money raised will go towards to local charities working within the Meon Valley

This is the pot of money we use to finance the added extras that we provide for our clients.

For example, last year we took some of our clients to the Poppy display at Fort Nelson and the pantomime at Fareham where we met the cast.

In July we are going for afternoon tea in Southsea and we shall be holding a dementia Carol service in December

The other half we will donate to Rotary Bishops Waltham who were kind enough to help us raise funds for a piece of client equipment last year.

If we need further editions of the proposed book, half of any further money raised will be donated

All our ‘extra curricular’ activities are on our Facebook page

We hope to be able to Launch this in September ready for Christmas at the ‘Taste of Wickham’

Please note: this does not have to be a meal, it could be a snack, dessert, cake …anything at all. Please also use any ‘pet name’ you associate  and a description

E.g  ‘Elephants ears’

Dessert: a roasting tin size Yorkshire pudding, cut into 4. smothered in golden syrup and represented an elephant’ear! Special dessert after a Sunday roast.

When sending in your recipe please include the following and email to 

Please send us an email including the below:

• Name
• Address
• Email
• Contact phone number
• Dish name...
• Real name
• Recipe if possible
• Memory associated with and why
• Are there any photos you can provide? Yes or No.
• If yes, do you consent to it being copied? Additionally can we contact you to arrange upload or copy please.

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