Gina Awad EDAA

Fantastic work by the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance Continues

Stonehaven are proud to be a member of the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA). Here Gina Awad explains how work continues in the local community in and around Exeter:


Tony Husband Book Reading

Tony Husband; Book Reading Event

As members of the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance, Stonehaven were invited to a book reading by Tony Husband, of his  book ‘Take Care, Son; The Story of My Dad and his Dementia.’ It was an extremely moving and beautifully illustrated account of his father’s experience of living with dementia.  Tony’s book is an important inclusion in the National Reading Well Dementia book collection. The event was hosted by EDAA member Stephens Scown solicitors, and we were all treated to a cream tea.

The book is available to buy through Amazon:






Joy Lovell of Dove Tree and Mayor Cynthia Thompson

Remembering the Exeter Blitz of 1942

Dove Tree resident, Joy Lovell, was invited to join Mayor Cynthia Thompson at the Guildhall in Exeter, for tea last Thursday morning. They were joined by other local residents who remember the Exeter blitz of 4th May 1942. Joy was 12 years old and living on South Street, which was heavily bombed – 52 shops on the street were demolished that night. The Mayor gave a very moving speech, read some poetry, and talked about her own family’s memories of the night that killed 156 and injured 563 in Exeter. We then took Joy on the short stroll from the Guildhall to the top of South Street, which has now been completely rebuilt. It was an emotional morning for Joy and the others, but wonderful to be in their presence as they reminisced about their amazing lives in the city.

Stonehave run 10k for AGE UK

Stonehaven Run 10k for Age UK Exeter

Four members of the Stonehaven Support Team – Nathan (Director), Naomi (Finance), Mathilde (Purchasing) and Emily (Marketing) –  are recovering this morning after running 10k through Exeter yesterday, raising money for Age UK Exeter. Sponsorship is still coming in but we hope to top £1,000. Over 600 runners took part in the event, raising a total of £22,000 for a very worthwhile casue.