Our donation supports Dance for Dementia

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2015

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We’ve made a cash donation to the Bristol-based Dance for Dementia organisation to support its annual dance show, which raises money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Society.

Our team in Bristol donated £300 to help cover the costs of hosting the event, which took place on Sunday 7th June at The Redgrave Theatre.

Dance for Dementia is now in its third year, after being set up by local dancer and long-standing volunteer Katie Smith, who decided to fundraise for Alzheimer’s Society in memory of her grandmother, who was affected by the disease.

Adrian Williams, Regional Community Fundraising Manager for Alzheimer's Society, says: “We are delighted that Katie and the Bristol dance community once again gave their time to support Alzheimer's Society following hugely successful fundraising last year.

“We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for generously sponsoring Dance for Dementia, enabling the event to be a huge success once again this year.”

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, helping people affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The charity provides information and practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia, and invests in pioneering research.

Adrian adds: “As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like Katie to help us continue our vital work. There are now over 4,000 people who have dementia in Bristol, and at Alzheimer’s Society we do everything we can to help those living with dementia hold on to their lives and the things they love for longer.”

This year the Dance for Dementia show raised £4,500 for the charity, with over 100 local dancers taking part in a variety of performances which showcased different genres, including belly dancing and hip-hop.

Kate Mills, Regional Fundraising Support Officer for Alzheimer’s Society, adds: “This donation from Taylor Wimpey will go a long way, covering the costs for things such as venue hire, logistics and advertising, which enables more money raised from the show to be donated directly to Alzheimer’s Society.

“Without vital sponsorships such as this one, events like Dance for Dementia would be difficult to organise. Katie is so motivated and has been such a driving force behind the Dance for Dementia. This event is fantastic for the Alzheimer’s Society and for everyone involved!”

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For further information on Alzheimer’s Society and local services for people with dementia and their carers visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/localinformation.