WILTSHIRE charity Alzheimer’s Support has thanked Jewson of Devizes for donating timber to its new Corsham Memory Shed for people with dementia.

Members who get together every Wednesday afternoon at the Brunel Shed have used the timber to build bird boxes and garden planters and create mosaics.

The project is run by Kerry Rose, of Alzheimer’s Support, said: “Jewson have been absolutely fantastic.

“I can just drop in and take as much wood as we need and then the members can get to work. I have been bowled over by their willingness to support us.”

James Fielding of Jewson’s said: “We are really happy to help out. We know about Alzheimer’s Support’s work in Devizes. The memory shed sounds like such a great idea we were pleased to be able to support it in this way.”

The Memory Shed meets at Brunel Shed in Corsham on Wednesday afternoons. People living with dementia and family carers are supported to work on creative craft projects, retain their skills and make new friends.