A Roast to Remember is a powerful event that everyone can relate to and take part in without too much effort. It’s all about the community coming together, sharing food, lifting spirits and making a difference. It is simply a matter of inviting friends and/or family to a meal, serving a roast and raising funds.
Get together around the heart-warming universal aroma of delicious roast lamb, hearty roast beef, golden crispy-skinned chicken, potatoes and crunchy pork crackling. Don’t sweat it if you aren’t a meat-eater – simply enjoy a plate of your favourite roast veggies and gravy with pumpkin, parsnips, corn on the cob and sweet potatoes.
Set the scene for your roast remembering that we eat with our eyes too. Vibrantly coloured flowers on the table (avoiding red and purple as they can be difficult colours to differentiate if you are living with dementia!), a beautiful table cloth, fragrant bunches of herbs and lavender that engage the senses will conjure up memories. The tablecloth, tableware, glasses and candles can all reflect the symbolism of A Roast to Remember. Guests can also dress in these colours. You can make it as simple or as lavish as you wish.
Together we can increase the number of people who understand and care about dementia by encouraging them to host A Roast to Remember – a heart-warming event that will raise vital funds and increase awareness for this important cause.