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On 5th May, students from College@Deyes were honoured to present a £700 cheque to the Alzheimer’s Society after months of hard work fundraising for the charity.

Students from the college had organised numerous events including a very successful cake sale. which alone raised hundreds of pounds, as well as also raising understanding and awareness of Alzheimer’s and the work of the Alzheimer’s Society.

IMG_0533Speaking at an assembly on Thursday, a representative from the charity said she was extremely grateful of the work the students had put in and highlighted that the money would definitely make a difference. She talked through the work of the charity and encouraged students to get involved where they can. She discussed how pleased she was that the students had picked the charity to raise funds for, especially as Alzheimer’s is often seen as a concern solely for older people.

The Alzheimer’s Society is a care and research charity founded primarily for people suffering with dementia and their carers. It operates right across the UK. Despite its name there are many types of dementia that can cause a whole host of health issues for sufferers and the charity tries to address these through its work. The Charity is a membership organisation with 25,000 members around the country.

At the assembly the Charity’s representative encouraged students to sign up to the initiative ‘Dementia Friends’ which is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of Dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. We hope a number of students will sign up to this worthwhile cause that could change a life.

Once again, everyone at Deyes High would like to congratulate all of the students and staff involved in fundraising for the important and vital work of this charity, your efforts will make a difference, and you should be very proud of that.