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£540raised of £1,000 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £540 to The Tenterden Dementia Friendly Community. On 16th September I shall be cycling 100 miles around Kent to raise awareness and funds.

    Location
    Tenterden, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 16th September 2017

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    Tenterden and the surrounding area has an ageing population, with this comes a number of conditions, one of which is dementia. My mother was diagnosed with this cruel disease a few years ago and I have seen her deteriorate from a clever, confident woman to a confused almost child like old lady. I was struggling with who to talk to and where to turn for guidance and advice, until I heard about The Memory Cafe at the Kent and East Sussex Railway at the bottom of Station Road, Tenterden. It's somewhere to take dementia sufferers, have a coffee or tea and a slice of cake, they can chat to one another and the relations and carers can exchange information and ideas to help them through this difficult journey. Trips and events are organised and guest speakers are invited in to share important information about services that may benefit sufferers and carers. The Tenterden Dementia Friendly Community is an umbrella organisation that brings together the various groups in the area that help the elderly, this has contributed to a culture of joined up thinking, ensuring these groups work together to best help those they serve. I've decided to raise awareness and funds to show my appreciation and admiration for TDFC with the hope that it will help them in some way.

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    • Matthew Card6 months ago
      Matthew Card

      Matthew Card

      6 months ago

      Thank you all for your kind donations, we are steadily heading towards our goal of £1000 but there is still a little way to go. Please pass the word around and encourage your friends to donate, once again thank you, Matt.

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    • Matthew Card8 months ago
      Matthew Card

      Matthew Card

      8 months ago

      Quick update, about £300 raised so far, I would just like to say thank you for the donations.

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    26

    • Katie Bartlett

      Katie Bartlett

      Sep 16, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 16, 2017

    • Kevin Soper

      Kevin Soper

      Sep 16, 2017

      Good luck Matt

      £10.00

    • Sharon Naden

      Sharon Naden

      Sep 16, 2017

      Good luck 😁😁😁

      £20.00

    • Phil Sweatman

      Phil Sweatman

      Sep 16, 2017

      Good luck Matt, you'll smash it!

      £10.00

    • Ian George

      Ian George

      Sep 16, 2017

      Good luck Matt , fantastic cause 😁

      £10.00

    • Samuel Dell

      Samuel Dell

      Sep 14, 2017

      Good on you matey, all the best on the ride! 👍 My Nan has dementia and I fully support this charity xx ride safe bro

      £20.00

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    Matthew Card

    Matthew Card

    Tenterden, United Kingdom

    48 yrs young, part time fire fighter working out of the Tenterden Fire Station, father of 6 husband to Karen and I also work full time at Medway Power Station of SSE.

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