A CHRISTMAS special of popular monthly tea party Music and Memories will be taking place next week.

Organised by Wirral based charity Mind on Music, this festive edition of the pop-up dementia cafe will take place on Monday, December 1 at Carrbridge Centre in Woodchurch from 1pm to 3pm.

The Christmas special is open to the whole community and aims to beat isolation.

Organiser Bexi Owen, who is also a jazz singer, will perform at the event alongside local Johnny Cash tribute artist Paul Doyle.

Everyone who attends will receive a present donated by Home Instead Senior Care and will have the chance to enjoy a few cups of tea and festive treats.

Mind on Music hopes to promote health and wellbeing through music.

Bexi began the charity after running a dementia project called Forget Me Never for two years,

Earlier this year she told the Globe: "I've wanted to start a new Music and Memories event for the area as it's well known now how much music can help with reminiscence and general well-being.

"And of course a cup of tea with friendly faces can help so much too.

"Anyone with memory problems is welcome and if you're unsure about anything, please get in touch and we can have a chat about anyone's particular needs and concerns."

"We bring music and fun to people in a light hearted way while trying to improve serious social issues such as isolation and well-being problems people are facing, often alone, so anything we can do to help with this is vital."

Mind on Music uses classic songs for those living with dementia in order to engage them socially and stimulate memories.

They also run singing for mindfulness workshops to help with anxiety and depression.

The Music and Memories Christmas event is free to attend with a suggested donation of £1 per person.

For more information contact Bexi on 0793 4056 893 or email bexiowen@live.co.uk