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Thank you for taking the time to visit our Forget-me-not appeal JustGiving page.

Being a patient in hospital can be frightening and isolating for a person with dementia. In the right surroundings, patients can feel less frightened and anxious which can create a less stressful environment for our other patients and our staff that care for them. 

One in every three older people will experience some form of dementia. People with dementia aged 75 years and older are highly vulnerable to illness, accidents and falls, all of which can lead to hospital admission.

There are currently 700,000 people in the UK with dementia. In 30 years time the number of people with dementia is expected to rise to 1.4 million.

Creating a caring environment to meet the needs of people with dementia is really important. Carefully designed retreat rooms and patient areas on a hospital ward can help reduce anxiety, disorientation and restlessness. This can improve the patient’s experience of hospital as well as help their recovery.

That's where the Forget-me-not appeal can help.

In 2010/11, the appeal was set up as the Lord Mayor’s Forget-me-not Appeal. The appeal was picked by the then Lord Mayor of Leicester, Colin Hall and co-ordinated by Leicester Hospitals Charity. We needed to raise £100,000 to create a new centre of excellence for dementia care in our Leicester Hospitals.

The appeal was a huge success with a specially designed garden being created along with new Meaningful Activities Co-ordinator roles being put in place and enhanced staff training. Although the Lord Mayor’s year has ended, you can still donate to the Forget-me-not appeal to help us continue to enhance our care for patients with Dementia.

Raising money for

Leicester Hospitals Charity

Leicester Hospitals Charity

Charity Registration No. 1056804

Leicester Hospitals Charity aims to provide the best possible facilities and environment for patients, staff and visitors as well as helping to supply state-of-the-art equipment. We are the Charity for all 3 hospitals in Leicester- Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield & Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Donations 14

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From Leicester City Council HR Christmas Card Donations

Donation by LCC HR on 01/03/11

£20.00

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My dear wife recently passed away, we requested donations to this appeal instead of flowers

Donation by John Bryan on 25/01/11

£435.00

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Donation by hilary slater on 13/01/11

£13.00

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Donation by Neil Clayton on 30/12/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Donation by Lisa Walter on 30/12/10

£25.00

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For a great Lord Mayor

Donation by HARRY PERRY on 14/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Donation by Jill Bosworth on 05/08/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Good Luck with such a worthwhile cause

Donation by Sarah Harrison on 09/07/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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A little from everyone make alot.

Donation by Richard Latham on 09/07/10

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Best wishes for the success of this appeal (LSS member)

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/10

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

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Donation by Chris Williams on 28/06/10

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

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Best wishes in all you are doing for the city - Allan Hayes, President. Leicester Secular Society

Donation by Allan Hayes on 26/06/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

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Donation by Allan Hayes, Leicester Secular Society on 25/06/10

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

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Bets of luck in reaching your target, raising money for such a worthwhile cause that will benefit citizens of Leicester.

Donation by I Kler on 28/05/10

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£682.18
  • Offline donations£171,363.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£172,045.18
  • Gift Aid£53.36

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