Monday, 19 May 2014



Awdry Bailey and Douglas Solicitor Nicola Hibbert and Legal Assistant Catherine Cole are looking for members of the public to sign up and attend a Dementia Friends Information session during Dementia Awareness Week on Thursday 22 May 2014.  The session is FREE.

Having volunteered to be Dementia Friends Champions, Nicola and Catherine will be delivering Dementia Friends Sessions to people across Wiltshire over the coming months starting at Awdry Bailey and Douglas Offices in Devizes.  They will be talking about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into ACTION. The session will take place from 10.00 – 11.30am.


Nicola said “I signed up to be a Dementia Friends Champion because I see many clients who are living with dementia and I wanted to do as much as possible to make their experience a better one.  It’s easy to get involved. I signed up through the website and attended a one day training course on how to deliver the sessions.  I’m so proud to be part of a growing network of people helping to create dementia friendly communities across England.”
Dementia Friends is an initiative by Alzheimer’s Support to help members of the public understand what it might be like to live with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society is aiming to have one million Dementia Friends by 2015, to help make England more dementia friendly and improve the lives of the 670,000 people who are currently living with the condition.
If you would like to attend the session or for further information, please contact Keshani at our Devizes office on 01380 722311 or alternatively go to 

Date      22 May 2014

Time      10.00am-11.30am

Venue     Awdry Bailey and Douglas Offices
              33 St John’s Street

Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Saturday 17 May 2014

Carnival time will be upon us very shortly and ABD is the Lead Sponsor this year helping to support one of the town’s main events....

Royal Wootton Bassett Carnival first started in 1972 and is in its 42nd year! This popular family event will be taking place on Saturday 17 May 2014.
“Our sponsors are vital to the carnival”                  Carnival Organiser Gillian Hughes

The carnival traditionally draws large crowds of people and brings out the best in the Royal Wootton Bassett community with local businesses supporting the event and helping to make it a great and memorable day.

The procession will be led by the Bournemouth Carnival Band, followed by various colourful floats, majorettes, steel band, dancers, musicians and more, all taking part in a parade that starts at Marlowe Way, ending at Lime Kiln. The floats will be judged by Royal Wootton Bassett Mayor Councillor Sue Hughes.  In the evening further entertainment will take place including a fun fair. A fun packed family day out!

For more information go to