On Thursday 15th June 2017 across the UK Alzheimer’s Society held a Cupcake Day. Where many cupcakes and bakes were made and bought with all proceeds going straight to the charity. At Ceildoor we took part this year with our sales and office manager Zoe baking some delicious brownies and lemon drizzle cake to help raise money for a charity very close to her heart.
Dementia is the number one cause of death in England and Wales. It doesn’t discriminate and currently there’s no cure. The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. There are currently around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia. It mainly affects people over the age of 65 and the likelihood of developing dementia increases significantly with age.
We’re proud to announce that this year for Cupcake Day we raised a fantastic £230.60! Where £150 would pay for a National Dementia Helpline Advisor to provide 10 hours of crucial support to people affected by dementia and £40 would pay for five people with dementia to attend a Singing for the Brain session – which is a fun activity that enhances well-being through music.
Last year, Cupcake Day managed to raise a huge £330,000 for Alzheimer’s Society. Where every penny helps to not only provide help and care for those with dementia and for their families but also to fund crucial research into dementia.
For more information on the vital work into dementia or to donate to Alzheimer’s Society visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk.
Information source / credit: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk