Care home operator Avery Healthcare Group were delighted to present a cheque for £5,000 to the Alzheimer’s Society from their ‘Forget Me Not’ events on 20th May. The cheque was presented at Avery’s flagship home, Kingsmere Retirement Home in Wimbledon, after all of Avery’s 48 locations nationwide supported the event.
The homes organised bake sales with herbal teas and refreshments to raise the money; many also put on a huge range of activities including Viking visits and Bollywood dancing, holding raffles and tombola’s to enhance the totals. Staff at the Avery homes also handed out Forget Me Not seeds to everyone who joined in with the events, so friends, families and visitors could grow their own memories of the day.
Lloyd Butcher, Community Fundraiser of the Alzheimer’s Society said: “Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes, and there’s currently no cure. I would like to thank Avery Healthcare for their fantastic support at their care homes up and down the country during Dementia Awareness Week. The money raised will help us provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.”