Russell Grant becomes a Lindengate Patron
The Trustees, staff and volunteers are proud to announce that Russell Grant has become a Patron of Lindengate, Mental Health Charity.
After a private visit to Lindengate, Russell was impressed by the Social and Therapeutic Horticulture offered to those with mental health needs. Lindengate’s service users (known as Gardeners) attend managed sessions of gardening, arts, crafts, cooking and construction in our 5-acre natural haven which supports mental wellbeing.
Russell was interested that Lindengate organises ”Memory Pathways” for those affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Having lost his beloved grandmother, Alice, to Alzheimer’s, and been her carer for nine years, Russell could see the benefit of this bespoke service for our elderly Gardeners.
Russell, from Middlesex, began his theatrical career in 1969 and has continued a hugely successful career in theatre, television and film. His hobby, as an astrologer, found him fame as one of the original presenters of BBC’s Breakfast Time. Russell has had a distinguished career winning a Royal Television Society Award as an expert on ITV’s This Morning and BAFTA nominated as ‘TV Highlight of the Year’ for his performance in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
‘Dance For Your Life’ is his new Dementia charity. Already launched in Wales, he travels to Edinburgh for the Scottish launch on March 22nd with Professor Tara Spires-Jones, DPhil, UK Dementia Research Institute Programme Lead Deputy Director, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences. Russell works voluntarily with the leading Alzheimer’s charities in the United Kingdom.