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There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021, this will soar to 1.7 million by 2050. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. So the liklihood is, that it will affect one of us, someone we know or love is high.

Being on placement at the Forget-me-Not centre in Swindon and early-onset dementia day centre has opened my eyes to the effects that dementia has on people's lives, not just for the person who has it but for the famillies and friends. I have been truly inspired by the clients at the centre.

The aim of the Forget-me-not centre is to create a culture of hope, recovery and an expectation of quality of life. This is achieved by ensuring that clients autonomy, self-determination and respect is central to every activity and interaction. ''Occupation for health'' is their underpinning philosophy. ''Occupation' is how they spenmd their time and what they do in life. This has a direct impact on health, quality of life and happiness.

Thank you for supporting me to take part in my 10 mile Memory Walk this year and raise much needed funds for Alzheimer's Society.

All of the money I raise will help support people living with dementia and their families, so your donation will make a huge difference.

If I can raise just £50 then that will pay for someone with dementia to go to weekly Dementia Café sessions for a month, where they can meet others, share experiences and feel less isolated.

You donations will be massively appreciated, and will make great differences to the lives of others affected by dementia, thank you for reading my page, and if you could spare just a pound I and thousands of others will be eternally grateful, 

Thank you friends :)

Lil xxx

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Thank you so, so much guys, and to the anonymous person who gave £25, you are a beautiful soul, and I am so grateful :) Keep spreading the words, let's raise awareness as well as money, thank you.Grateful Love from, Lil xxx

06/06/12 18:22

Raising money for

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society

Charity Registration No. 296645

Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and carers. To find out more about fundraising for the Society log on to www.alzheimers.org.uk

Donations 12

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Well done Lil, you're a star!!

Donation by Rachael Hill on 16/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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try not to fall down any ravines x

Donation by dave on 15/09/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Nice one Lil :) my gran had this so I know how it affects everyone, really cool thing you're doing xx

Donation by hippy paul on 05/09/12

£3.00

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good luck!! hope you raise loads :)

Donation by Anonymous on 04/07/12

£3.00

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Beef & banana mousse :)

Donation by Julius Howarth on 09/06/12

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Great cause Lil, good luck with it! xx

Donation by Jules on 07/06/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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wooh! dont trip

Donation by Adam Hughes on 07/06/12

£15.00

+ £3.75 Gift Aid

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Good luck!

Donation by Rachel W on 06/06/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Go girl!! :) xxxx

Donation by Sims on 06/06/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Redditor on 06/06/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck chukkers!

Donation by Luke Merrett on 06/06/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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all the best.xxx

Donation by Rachael Vartoukian on 05/06/12

£5.00

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£116.00
  • Offline donations£10.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£126.00
  • Gift Aid£26.25

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