Sound Memories Radio Station

£5,463 of £8,000 goal

Raised by 104 people in 42 months  

With your help,  Sound Memories has successfully developed an inclusive online radio station run by and for older people, housing a library of life stories to create inclusive resources for reminisence, as well as creating a bank of dementia friendly environmental sound maps.

We are currently raising funds to carry out research with older people who are at the later stages of dementia, developing visual resources of the places that they still remember.

We hold digital storytelling events at  Care Homes where we showcase digital stories & music before they are uploaded to our station, so that we can celebrate those taking part with their family, friends & local community and get feedback about the content of the digital stories before sharing them.

Thanks to your support, our Online Radio Station  has over 500 listeners and over 40 volunteers have helped us on our journey, mostly in their 60 -90's who share stories and life memories or help behind the scenes.

Here is a picture of some of the Dementia Friendly Award Winning resources that Sound Memories has  already made that have been distributed to libraries :-

Your funding pays for visits to User Groups that have been set up and a Committe of older people in residential care to advise and lead on the project, responding to need.  Sometimes we work one to one, helping people to transfer their video and music into digital format so that they can easily store their memories, other times we all work as a group, including family and carers, all helping each other and having fun in the process.


Your donations enable Sound Memories Radio the continuity it needs to maintain relationships with those taking part.Thanks to your donations, our bank of soundscapes is growing into a Rural and Coastal Sound Map for those who are no longer able to get out and about, such as recordings of seasides along the Carmarthenshire Coast.

An example of our work can be seen in the sharing of Louie's Life Memories the picture below, which became a book, a CD, an Exhibition and Children's Story Trail in Llanstephan where she is from.

Together, we can be the loving and respectful change that we want to see in the now, which ultimately , my friends, will impact our own future and how we receive support for ourselves &/or our loved ones.  Thank you so much for your time, your energy, your love and your support and off course, your donations.

'My name is Cheryl Beer. I am the Founder & Director of Sound Memories. I have 30 years experience in Arts & Health. If you would like, you can find out more about me here ... '

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Hello friends
As the Summer comes to a close, so we look to start a new Autumn project at Sound Memories, an exciting Storytelling Page so that our listeners can cwtch in by the fire and listen to some tall tales. We have 5 lovely stories already recorded with great storytellers, but we are looking for a sponsor, to help us cover the cost of setting it up and managing it. If you would like the opportunity to sponsor our Storytelling Page, we will tell all our listeners about you by dedicating the page to you and putting your logo and a link to your company with a thankyou. We are looking for @ £100.00. What a wonderful gift you would be giving our listeners who can't get out as they did, but would be able to freely listen to stories, told to them in their own home. Thank you for your kindness and generosity,

With gratitude,
Cheryl Beer
Director & Founder

Sound Memories
Dementia Friendly Radio
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Hello friends, our Sound Memories Wildflower Gallery is proving very popular this Summer. The Wild Flower for the month of August is the Poppy, filled with beauty and remembrance. If you have any lovely pictures of Poppies that you would like to exhibit in our online Gallery, please feel free to pop to our group page on facebook and either inbox or share on our wall and let us know where they are from so we can tell our viewers. Thanks a million, Cheryl
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Hello friends,

Would you like to sponsor our Wildflower Gallery at Sound Memories Radio? We had a tremendous response in our first week. 269 people visited the Gallery and we already have 8 photographers exhibiting the wild flowers from their gardens.

We have set up the Gallery as volunteers but we would like to cover the £250.00 administration costs throughout the Summer. We are looking for a sponsor to help us with this. If you would like to sponsor the Wildflower Gallery or make a contribution towards it, we'd be very grateful. We'd put a thank you on the page or perhaps dedicate the page to your loved one. For example: ''Sound Memories Wildflower Gallery is funded by .... in Memory of .... '

We want to keep our radio station free to all the people that visit it so that they can come as many times as they like and we rely on your kindness, to keep running.

Heartfelt Thanks
Cheryl Beer

Poppy Photo is by Jay McNish, one of our Wildflower Gallery Contributors Currently Exhibiting.
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Hello Friends of Sound Memories Radio,

If you have ever been home bound for any length of time due to your health, then you know what it is like to miss some of the most simple aspects of outdoors life, like wild flowers. That's why, today, we have launched our Summer Wild Flower Gallery, inviting our friends to take pictures to share on the Radio Website, so that our listeners can have a look at the natural, native flowers of our countryside. Already, Caroline Lane, Twinks O'Sullivan & Jay McNish have kindly joined me in sharing their pictures.

Every Month we will have a special flower of the Month. For July, it is the lovely Foxglove that dances upon our grassy banks.

Here's the address of our Wildflower Gallery page ...

If you would like to exhibit your pictures on our site, feel free to join our Group page on facebook to find out how. It's completely free to join in. Here is the link .

We are looking for a sponsor for our Wildflower Gallery to cover the admin costs for the Summer. These are @ £250.00. If you would like to be our Wildflower sponsor, we will put your logo with a thank you note onto the page. Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation towards it, we would be very grateful

Hope you enjoy this sunshine that we have been blessed with. Have a beautiful week, friends.

Kindest regards
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Shey Edlington
30 months ago

I'm am delighted that Doris was sold in the auction. A few more £££££, to go towards a fantastic project like Sound Radio Memories. Keep up the good work.

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Raised by 104 people in 42 months
Created December 3, 2015
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We have now made a grand total of £200 profit in CD sales for The Mantra Experiments CD. Thank you so much to everyone who has bought one and to those still yet to be lucky enough to own one in the future .. (smile)

Temple of Light Craft & Holistic Fayre
30 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thanks to folk for donations at the Temple of light Holistic and Craft Fayre. I also sold 6 CD's and Liz & Tina sold 2 ... but I am listing all CD Sales together in a separate post.

Temple of Light Holistic & Craft Fayre
30 months ago (Offline Donation)

Many thanks to Tina Wills and Elizabeth McAvoy for all their hard work on our Fundraising Stall that they orgainsed for us. They raised £75 but £20 of that was for CD's. I am keeping the Sales of these listed separately ... Well Done you wonderful women xxx

Elephant Auction
30 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thanks to Shey Edlington for creating and donating Doris the elephant and Thanks to Annie Ty for her winning bid xxx

Shey Edlington
30 months ago

I'm am delighted that Doris was sold in the auction. A few more £££££, to go towards a fantastic project like Sound Radio Memories. Keep up the good work.

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