7 Jan 2015 - Fundraising events for Alzheimer's Society
‘Wear your favourite outfit’ Non-Uniform Day Tuesday 13th January
Community Coffee Morning 9-11am Friday 16th January
Both in support of Alzheimer’s Society
As many parents will be aware we hold a charity coffee morning every year and we often try to choose a cause with which we have a connection. For example, we once raised money for St Helena Hospice after a staff member suffered a bereavement there. We have chosen to support Alzheimer’s Society this year as a number of our staff have had family members suffer from dementia. It’s great to know that we will be raising funds to help support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow.
We wanted to do something to raise awareness of the work that Alzheimer’s Society are doing in leading the fight against dementia. We also wanted to highlight the support that is available nationally and locally for those with dementia and their families. Our annual charity coffee morning, which was already in the school diary, seemed like an excellent opportunity and we are combining that with a non-uniform day for our pupils so that they can also be involved in the fundraising.
The theme of our assemblies next week is ‘Memories and Reflections’ and so we are asking our pupils and staff to wear their favourite outfits to school on Tuesday 13th January, and we hope they will share with us why their chosen outfit is their favourite and any special memories it may hold. Please remember to bring a donation, of £1 or whatever you can afford, so that we can raise lots of money for Alzheimer’s Society.
Our Coffee Morning on Friday 16th January will be open to the wider community and we hope that our parents and carers will join us (and bring a friend!). People who attend on Friday will be able to buy coffee and cake, and items from a range of stalls, including homemade cakes, craft goods, nearly new goods and books, and enter a raffle with a range of prizes.
Donations of tombola or raffle prizes are welcomed and can be dropped off at the school office before the event. Donations of home-made cakes are also welcome on the day, but due to new allergen regulations any donated cakes must be supplied with a full list of ingredients (and if possible a copy of the recipe).
Alzheimer’s Society Facts:
- One in three people over 65 will die with dementia.
- Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 800,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia; more than half have Alzheimer’s disease. In less than 10 years a million people will be living with dementia. This will soar to 1.7 million people by 2051.
- Alzheimer’s Society champions the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them.
- Alzheimer’s Society works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
- Alzheimer's Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. We rely on voluntary donations to continue our vital work. You can donate now by calling 0845 306 0898 or visiting alzheimers.org.uk
- Alzheimer’s Society provides a National Dementia Helpline, the number is 0845 300 0336 or visit alzheimers.org.uk