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Weʼre raising £500 to Help EK Dementia Carers Group

East Kilbride, Glasgow, UK

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We have set a target of £500 but we want to help raise as much money as we can for a local community group close to our hearts. Both our families have been affected by this horrible disease, my Gran who sadly passed away in 2015 and my wife’s Papa who is now in a home.

This amazing group have provided an incredible care service to my wife's Papa and we would like to repay them by helping raise funds.

EK Dementia Carers Group is the only charity in East Kilbride providing daycare support to people with DEMENTIA and their Carers. Over 11,000 hours care each year.

They simply cannot survive without public support. They have to raise £50,000 each year to continue providing over eleven thousand hours of direct care and support to people with dementia as well as support for their family Carers.

They do NOT pay fundraisers or directors, and their admin is carried out by volunteers. This means that every penny received or saved goes directly into providing care and support to people with dementia and their carers.

In total, an estimated 850,000 people in the UK have dementia. This will rise to one million by 2025 and to 2 million by 2050. (Source, www.dementiastatistics.org, Nov 2017)

It is estimated that there are 93,000 people in Scotland with dementia,and that the figure will double in just one generation. (Source, Azheimer Scotland, Nov 2017 )

Of the 32 Local Authority areas in Scotland, South Lanarkshire has the fourth highest prevalence of dementia (est 5,577 people), with only Glasgow (8,116), Edinburgh (7,647) and Fife (6,661) having more. In actual fact, Lanarkshire as a whole (10,460) has 28% more people with dementia than the highest region in Scotland (Glasgow). (Alzheimers Scotland, Nov 2017)

Since first providing daycare in 1993, the Group has provided 280,000 hours of care to people with dementia. Currently 11,000 annually.

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    3 months ago

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    Thank you all so much for your generosity ♥️

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99

  • Jill Scott

    Jill Scott

    Jun 4, 2018

    £10.00

  • Elaine Frame

    Elaine Frame

    Jun 4, 2018

    Great cause xx

    £10.00

  • Gillian Johnston

    Gillian Johnston

    Jun 4, 2018

    What a transformation, and all in aid of a great cause! Well done!!

    £10.00

  • Laura Brunjes

    Laura Brunjes

    Jun 2, 2018

    Sorry its late but what a transformation!!!

    £20.00

  • neil kelly

    neil kelly

    Jun 2, 2018

    £10.00

  • Wendy Burns

    Wendy Burns

    Jun 2, 2018

    Well done Scott!

    £20.00

  • DAVID NEARY

    DAVID NEARY

    Jun 2, 2018

    Fantastic guys! Well done. David & Emma xxx

    £10.00

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Rebecca Shields

Rebecca Shields

East Kilbride, Glasgow, UK

Scott has decided to take the plunge and shave off his magnificent beard for charity! He’s been growing this bad boy for 2 years, once we hit £500 it will be coming off so let’s dig deep every penny counts!

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