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Alzheimer’s event helps raise £7,400

ALMOST 200 people attended a charity event organised by a Solihull woman, to help people with Alzheimer’s.

ALMOST 200 people attended a charity event organised by a Solihull woman, to help people with Alzheimer’s.

Bernadette Flynn, worked with friends and sponsors to host an Evening in Aid of Alzheimer’s, and raised £7,400.

“We wanted to do something special in view of the increasing number of young sufferers of the disease.”

Proceeds raised on the evening were donated to The Alzheimer’s Society and Solihull Lodge Resource Centre that provides the base for Helpline.

Over 180 people attended an evening of dinner and dancing, at The Oak, in Hockley Heath.

The night was full of fund raising activities with BBC WM presenter Joanne Malin as compere.

The bumper donation will help the Alzheimer’s Society provide services and technology to sufferers.

Marc Nicholls, from the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “These services are all in the Birmingham and Solihull area, and the donation is simply fantastic.”

Helpline began in March 2009 and provides a much needed contact for people suffering from dementia.

Since the opening of the service, calls have doubled and currently resources are limited to provide an appropriate response.

The service is designed to meet the needs of people concerned about their memory problems or affected by dementia, whether they are living with the disease, or someone in a caring role.

 

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