Oswestry mayor Councillor John Price has given his backing to a group which supports people with early stages dementia and Alzheimer's.

Connect For Life, which operates out of Gatacre Pavilion on a Wednesday and Thursday, held a tea party across both days last week for service users.

Cllr Price admitted he was delighted to be asked to take part for a service that is close to his heart, with his mum having the disease.

"Without a shadow of a doubt, supporting a group like this as mayor is what it's all about," he said.

"This is something close to my heart as I watched my mum deteriorate over the years. This shows what services there are for people with dementia and Alzheimer's in Oswestry because social isolation leads to memory loss.

"I'm very much a community-minded person and it's good to push out what services are here for people."

Connect For Life chairman and trustee Frances Arnall and co-ordinator Alison Humphreys were delighted to see the mayor at the tea party, alongside Cllr Joyce Barrow who is acting as his consort this year.

Alison said: "We've been going since 2016 and we take around 12 people a day.

"We cater for people with dementia and Alzheimer's who still have a high level of independence and we put on a high range of activities for them.

"We try to have a theme each day, and then we do singing, dancing, arts and crafts based around that theme.

"Our sessions are there to help people with their quality of life and it was great to see the mayor here giving his support.

"We're a charity and we don't get a lot of funding so we rely on the support of people including our volunteers who are brilliant.

"The tea party was to bring carers in with the users so they can enjoy it too, and if anyone wants to be volunteers, we want them to get in touch with us."

For more details, head to www.connectforlife.co.uk, email connectforlife@hotmail.co.uk, call 07582 207972 or head to Facebook and search Connect For Life.