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Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Shine a light on dementia

Our Black Country Brighter Lives charity (registered charity for Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) is raising money to enhance the patient experience of our patients that are living with dementia.
raised of £10,000 target
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Event: Shine a light on dementia quiz, on 19 May 2021
Closed on 30/11/2021
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There are currently more than 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. The number of people living with dementia is increasing every day, and the chances are that you or someone you know has been affected by the condition.

A diagnosis of dementia is life changing for a patient and their loved ones, but our amazing staff at Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are here to offer support and care throughout their journey, either in the community or as an inpatient.

For someone with dementia, being an inpatient in hospital can be distressing and confusing, as its an unfamiliar place to them. They may not know why they are even there, which then adds to their anxiety. They may stop eating or drinking and not be able to do everyday tasks such as washing and dressing themselves, which could make their condition worse.

Whilst our patients are in our care we want them to feel safe, cared for and happy. We'd like to create more opportunities for our patients to engage in activities that help them in their life, that help bring a smile to their face.

This is where we would like your support. If you make a donation to our dementia appeal today you will help us shine a light on dementia and create opportunities such as:

· Raising the funds we need to set up a patient choir, support with music and art therapy, and organise a range of activities for patients and their loved ones

· Creating outdoor spaces that are therapeutic and tailored to the needs of our dementia patients

· Purchasing additional electrical equipment, such as radios, televisions, tablets and Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities (RITA) machines

There are many ways that you can help us raise money for our shine a light on dementia appeal. You could take part in one of our organised events, organise your own sponsored event and get your family, friends and colleagues to sponsor you, or simply make a donation. If you would like some inspiration on what you can do, check out the Just Giving website.

Any donation of any amount will help make a difference. Joining in with our events will help make a difference. Organising your own sponsored event will help make a difference. Sharing our campaign will help make a difference. However you decide to support us, we would like to thank you for your kindness and your support. All funds raised will go directly towards supporting our dementia patients.

If you decide to make a donation, don't forget to gift aid your donation, which means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate. It wont cost you any extra but it will give a lot extra to our patients.

If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, contact us on 0121 612 8061 or email bchft.brighterlives@nhs.net.

About the charity

Black Country Brighter Lives is the registered charity for Black Country Healthcare NHSFT. We provide mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country. We could not achieve what we do without you, so please make a donation today!

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