A new project at Our Space, Ellesmere Community Centre and Library, has bagged £2,000.

The Memory Cafe has benefitted from Tesco's Bags of Help community grant scheme after customers voted for it in the town store.

The cafe will take place on Monday and continue on the last Monday of every month throughout the year with the exception of the end of the year, which will be a Christmas Celebration on December 17.

It will be open to all people that have experience of memory difficulties, whether a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s, a carer or family member of a person that needs additional support due to memory difficulties or simply for people just experiencing some memory difficulties and are looking for an opportunity to join others for social connections or to participate in activities.

Xee Davies, day opportunities manager, said: "We hope to welcome many people to Our Space and create a safe and welcoming environment for them to meet, share experiences and reduce risks of isolation. We have a team of volunteers in place to support the project and we are all very excited to be a part of this project.

"Our first Memory Cafe on January 29 will have a reminiscence session, various table top activities for people to try, access to the reading well books on prescription and entertainment with music by Adrian Plant.

"It is looking like a great start to what we hope we become a valuable community resource."

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £43 million to over 10,000 local community projects.

Millions of shoppers have voted in Tesco stores up and down the country.

The Memory Cafe will run from 10am until 12pm on the last Monday of the month. People are welcome to join for the whole two hours or to drop in for a cup of tea and chat.