Thursday, 21 February 2013

West Berkshire Alzheimer's Society update on street collection

Nice letter from the Alzheimer's Society on the fundraising that we did a few weeks ago. I love it when people say thank you!

On behalf of the Alzheimer's Society I would like to belatedly thank you for your fantastic help at the collection last month in Newbury. I didn't want to get in touch until I could confirm the amount raised and we have only recently done the banking for the last few weeks' income.
You played an instrumental part in helping us to raise a fantastic £204.27, and to put that amount into perspective, £184 could pay for six people with dementia and their carer to enjoy one of our Singing for the Brain® sessions, which bring people together in a friendly and stimulating environment and use singing to enhance communication, confidence and well-being.

As you may be aware, dementia is caused by diseases of the brain. As the brain shuts down, a person gradually loses the ability to do the things many of us take for granted from enjoying conversations with family or friends to eating or dressing without help. There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2021. Now more then ever it is vital to ensure that those affected by dementia get the best support that they can.

With the money we raise locally, such as the amount you raised at the collection, we are able to continue to support people to live well today and fight for a world without dementia tomorrow. So thank you again for your support -we couldn't do it without you.

Many thanks again

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