By Administrator, Jemma Herring
Alzheimer’s is a condition that impacts an increasing number of families, especially as more and more people are living longer. Mine is one of them as my Gran suffers from the illness and so it was a charity that I very much wanted to raise awareness for but wasn’t quite sure when I would get the opportunity.
It came one day when I was listening to the radio and I heard that Alzheimer’s were hosting a cupcake day on 15 June. I sent an email round to my colleagues and asked if we could get involved?
The answer was an emphatic yes!
I also found out by talking to various colleagues that members of their family and friends had suffered or are suffering from the non-curable illness.
Our motivation was that for just £150 we would pay for one of its national advisors to provide 10 hours of support to people affected by dementia.
So, on June 15 we joined the many thousands of people up and down the country by baking, buying and eating…. the latter being something our team is particularly good at!
We also went a step further and various colleagues baked pies and quiches and made sandwiches, all of which combined very nicely to allow colleagues to socialise together across their lunch breaks.
I would like to say a very big thank you to the people who bought cakes and those who baked them. They were very well received and to everyone who donated money by purchasing a sweet or savoury treat!
In total we raised a staggering £425. Well done everyone!