You may have heard of a little Facebook group, that has taken the town of Bury St Edmunds by storm.
“We Love Bury St Edmunds!” was born on 18th December 2015 with just 36 people. Through friends adding friends, and no one else, the group has become, quite literally, an overnight sensation, swelling its numbers to 9,000 members in the first 30 days (now around 16,000). Through photos and collective memories, members have reconnected with lost friends and loved ones who have been, so far up to 60 years apart.
– members have uploaded over 18,000 photos showing many different aspects of the town. By using these photos carers looking after the elderly and those with dementia have been able to stimulate memories – not just in the elderly, but also many younger group members too.
The website is the natural progression for the group. The aim is to share all of the great memories and photos with the world. We are very proud to live in such a wonderful town and we know that Bury St Edmunds is a very special place for a lot of people not only here, but further afield too. Suffice to say e are proud to be able to showcase Bury St Edmunds, proving that it really is somewhere truly unique and special.
“We Love Bury St Edmunds!” is now also working alongside the revamped West Suffolk Hospital charity My WiSH, to bring greater awareness to the group of their role, and in to inspire people in the group to support them.
With this in mind, we raised money for 2 charities at our Christmas Party. We were also entertained by Eurovision Royalty, The Brotherhood Of Man. The party was a great success, and we are now planning our next anniversary party for Christmas 2017.
We have lots more great plans for 2017, but for the time being, we are keeping our cards close to our chest… Just wait and see..
There is a Facebook Group, from which the concept began. There is also a Facebook Page, which we added later. Whenever a new web post is added, the Facebook Page, the Twitter feed and Google+ get alerted, so you don’t miss anything.
Oh yes, we have a youtube channel as well.