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Brierley Hill social worker will spend a year fundraising for dementia patients
5:00pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in News
A BRIERLEY Hill social worker has vowed to spend the next year fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Kate Weston, aged 39, will dedicate the next 12 months to organising various events for the charity, culminating in a self-funded, sponsored hike across the Himalayas next October.
Explaining why she set herself the challenge, the Dudley Council worker said: “I think people suffering with dementia are often overlooked but there are about 800,000 people in the UK with the disease and it is a growing demographic, likely to touch every one of us in some way and at some point in our lives.”
She has already begun raising cash by running a successful tuck shop in her office and holding a popular ‘put your manager in the stocks’ event and has raised more than £500 for the charity, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.
The next big event is a band and buffet night at David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Pensnett Road, Brierley Hill on November 30.
Tickets, which cost £13 for gym members and £15 for non-members include a buffet, entertainment from local band, Uncle Ian’s Audio Circus and a disco.
She added: “It should be a great night out and I want to see as many people there as possible. There will also be a raffle, a women's clothes sale and an opportunity to buy some handmade jewellery.”
To book a ticket, call 07855619818 or ask at the gym’s reception desk.
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