Alzheimer Scotland

Our involvement with Alzheimer Scotland


At the end of July 2015, the club had an interesting talk from Abby Parkhouse, a fundraiser from Alzheimer Scotland. She explained the background to the charity, gave us some facts and figures about dementia, and spoke about the challenges faced when dealing with an aging population. It was great to hear that Scotland is at the forefront of dementia care in Europe, and one of the flagship projects is The Bungalow in Bonnyrigg. Many of the club members knew this building as the former home of Bob Stewart, now sadly deceased, one of the founders of our club. The house is now used as a day centre for people with dementia. Several members had experience with family members having used this facility and they were unanimous in their praise. We spoke also about the fundraising which is currently under way to build a new sun room for the Bungalow to extend it's usefulness and enable more people to benefit.

In January 2016 we were pleased to donate a cheque for £500 towards the Bungalow appeal. We also recognised our own member Margaret who tirelessly bakes yummy fruit loaves to sell in aid of Alzheimers Scotland. the photo shows Margaret with Aline Chambers from the charity on the night of the cheque presentation (and of course some fruit loaves!)

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