Ellie Events


This page gives details of events, including Workshops, Sessions, Presentations and Book Promotions



Events To Raise Children’s Awareness about Dementia

I am passionate about explaining dementia to young children. Drawing on my training and experiences as a professional nanny and later a Home Care Support worker for Alzheimer’s Scotland, I identified that the subject of dementia makes people uneasy, and is surrounded by stigma, ignorance and misunderstanding. This is especially true when talking to children about dementia. Small children are more astute than we often give them credit for. They intuitively sense that their loved-one is struggling and distressed by memory loss, yet they cannot understand why. They feel confused and saddened, and may even wonder if they are to blame in some way. They may be frightened and very upset by the changes they see as a result of dementia.

I have developed a frank, open and supportive way to introduce the subject of dementia to young children. I wrote The Forgetful Elephant to be a foundation for communication with young children about this complex and painful subject. The characters in the book address basic common questions, clearly and practically. Dementia is discussed in a relaxed, fun way which children can easily relate to.


Events in 2016

Thursday, 14 April 2016

  • South Queensferry Rotary Club, Hawes Inn, 7 Newhalls Road, South Queensferry EH30 9TA







Thursday, 10 March 2016

  • 1930 Auchenbowie and West Plean Ladies Club, Kinnaird Primary School, McIntyre Avenue, Larbert, FK5 4TQ


Monday, 7 March 2016

  • 1045 Senior Leadership Team, St Margaret’s Primary School, Salmon Inn Road, Falkirk FK2 0XF







Wednesday, 2 March 2016

  • 1900 1st Reddingmuirhead Girls Brigade, Wallacestone Church, Reddingmuirhead, Falkirk FK2 0DT







Wednesday, 24 February 2016







Thursday, 11 February 2016






Thursday, 14 January 2016








Events in 2015


Friday, 27 November 2015

  • 1200-1900 Christmas Fair, The Walled Garden, Righead Farm, Devilla Forest, Culross FK10 4AT








Saturday, 7 November 2015

  • 1000-1600 Bridge of Allan Contemporary Arts Festival, Queens Hotel, Chalmers Hall, Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan












Contact: info@bofa-artsfestival.co.uk


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

  • 0930-1330 Carers Conference 2015, Salutation Hotel, 34 South Street, Perth PH2 8PH












Booking Essential:

Email kerry.donaghy@pkavs.org.uk

Phone Kerry on 01738 452 221

Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service Ltd (PKAVS)


Monday, 26 October 2015


Sunday, 20 September 2015

  • 1200-1500 Town Break Ladies Lunch, Golden Lion Hotel, 8-19 King Street, Stirling FK8 1DQ








Wednesday, 9 September 2015

  • 1845 Vale of Carron Rotary Club, Plough Hotel, 507 Main Street, Stenhousemuir FK5 4EY








Saturday, 15 August 2015








Thursday, 13 August 2015








19 June, Friday

  • 1030-1330 Open Day, Newcarron Court Care Home, Ronades Road, Newcarron, Falkirk FK2 7TB








13 June, Saturday

  • 1000-1400 Summer Fayre, Trinity Church Hall, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1JN








5 June, Friday








28 March

  • 1000-1600 Dementia Haven Family Fun DayTown Hall, Eccles, Lancashire








5 March 

  • 0930 – 1500 World Book Day, Hallglen Primary School, New Hallglen Rd, Hallglen, Falkirk FK1 2RA


16 February

  • 1900 Cheque Presentation, Rotary Club of Grangemouth, Lea Park Hotel, 130 Bo’ness Rd, Grangemouth, FK3 9BX


Events in 2014:

27 November, Rotary Club Event: The Lea Park Hotel, 130 Bo’ness Rd., Grangemouth FK3 9BX

14 November All Day, Dementia Services Development Centre Northern Ireland:

  • 0915-1030 Model Primary School, Derry: Ellie Session with children, press photo call
  • 1100-1215 St Cecilia’s Grammar School: judging competition for First year students
  • 1230-1330 Tour of the Old Library Trust community buildings (where Deed is based) followed by lunch and radio interviews (tbc)
  • 1500 Leave Derry for Belfast
  • 1830 Belfast Girl Guide Headquarters: read to Brownies, photo and tweet opportunities
  • 1930 Dinner with Guide Leaders
  • 2030 Powerpoint Presentation

20-22 October All Day 24th Alzheimer Europe Conference: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT 

8 September 1330-1430 Ellie Session: Balbeggie Primary School, Main Street, Balbeggie, PH2 6EZ

1 September 1045-1145 Ellie Session: Muthill Primary School, Station Road, Muthill, PH5 2AR

4 August 1330-1530 Family Day: Bankview Care Home, Kilsyth Rd, Banknock, FK4 1TD

20 June 1130-1530 Open Day: Newcarron Court Care Home, FK2 7TB

4 June 1830 Presentation: Larbert Rotary Club, Falkirk Golf Club, 136 Stirling road, Carmuirs, Falkirk FK2 7YP

3 June 1400-1500 Ellie Session: The Kidz Stop, 17 Main Street, Linlithgow, EH49 7PW

19 May 1330 Interview: Central FM Radio, Stirling

1 May 1230-1400 Presentation: Falkirk Rotary Club The Park Hotel, Falkirk FK1 5RY



 Media reports about past events can be seen on my Media page


Please contact me to arrange an Ellie Session for children or adults, or a special event


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