Dementia Support are running their Christmas Double Up campaign this festive season with an aim to raise £80,000 between midday on the 30th of November and the 14th of December.
The local based charity need your help to support their vital services by donating to double your donation, double your impact and double the support.
Dementia Support delivers services to people affected by memory loss and dementia through its local dementia hub, Sage House, based in Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex.
The money donated in these two weeks will be match-funded by a Christmas Champion, doubling the impact your donation can have on the lives of those living with dementia. So, your £5 donation becomes £10, £50 becomes £100, and £250 becomes £500 without costing you a penny more.
Last year the charity raised over £40 000 by taking part in The Big Give during the first week of December, and are hoping to double their success this year to double the support they can give to those living with dementia and their loved ones.
Across Dementia Support’s social media from the 22nd of November, you will be able to watch videos with jewellery designer Annie Haak and Glanvilles Solicitors, who are both supporting the charity, as they meet families and individuals being supported by Dementia Support’s Wayfinders, including Ronnie who cared for his late wife Dolly, and Cheryl who lives with young onset dementia.
James Lovell, Head of Fundraising and Marketing, said “I’m really excited for the community to have a real impact on the lives of people living with dementia by having their donations doubled. A donation of £100 will normally fund a place at our Day Breaks service, including activities, staffing, and a two-course lunch for the person for the day. During these two weeks, your £100 will double the number of people you can support, paying for two to attend. Or donate £50 to fund for one person and give a carer some much-needed respite. Thank you for your support”
The money raised through this run with purpose will help Dementia Support to support those living with dementia as well as their loved ones and carers throughout their whole dementia journey. They offer free advice and support through their Wayfinding service, respite care, activity sessions and health and wellbeing services, such as hairdressing and assisted bathing to help people to live well with dementia.
To donate from the 30th of November, please visit www.dementiasupport.org.uk