Safe Haven Dementia Centre announced its arrival at Totteridge Baptist Church in style on Saturday, 24th January 2015, with its eagerly-anticipated launch party.

Prior to the celebrations, most of the night before was taken up with dressing the venue and those last-minute preparations, which saw staff and family members pulling together to make sure that everything was just perfect for the following day.

opening ceremony at Safe Haven Dementia CentreOn the day of the party, guests started to arrive at 2pm, and the venue soon started to fill up rather quickly. Drinks and canapés were served while Safe Haven’s owner and founder, Pauline Delpoio, welcomed and chatted to guests until the speeches commenced.

First to take the microphone was Pauline, who spoke of the driving force behind Safe Haven and its aims for the future. This was followed by a few words from David Hazeldine, the Minister of Totteridge Baptist Church. Then, our guest of honour, the Deputy Mayor of High Wycombe, Councillor Mohammed Hanif, addressed the audience and said some very encouraging words about our centre, before cutting the ribbon and officially opening Safe Haven Dementia Centre.

Once the formalities were over, soprano sensation, Linda Watts, took to the stage and performed her renowned show featuring a selection of well-known songs from yesteryear, which went down brilliantly with the crowd. Then, while people sat back and soaked up the entertainment, our waiters served an afternoon tea for all to enjoy.

Opening event at Safe Haven Dementia CentreSafe Haven would like to place on record a special thanks to Jackie and David Hogan, and their team of waiters; to staff members, Debbie Arthurs and Maria Horan; to our photographer, Max Povinelli; to our sound technician for the day, Sophia Hazeldine; to David and Sam Hazeldine for all of their help, support and belief in our vision for the centre; to Tahum3d for their website design and branding help, and Blue Print & Design for their printing services.

We do, however, save our biggest thanks to all who have, and continue to, support Safe Haven Dementia Centre.

We have received a number of positive enquires following our launch event, and we look forward to being of service to those in our local community who need our help.