KIND-HEARTED organisers of Evesham’s Cyclefest have handed out the first two cash donations to good causes
This year the organisers had decided to support the Alzheimer’s Society and other local groups working with people living with dementia at a younger age and their families.
The Alzheimer’s Society supports a number of schemes to provide focussed support to those living in Worcestershire.
A cheque for £800 was handed to the Alzheimer’s Society while a further £300 was given to Jo Scarle,Young Onset Dementia Development Officer at Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
The money raised will support with the running costs of groups, such as room hire, paying for transport and refreshments.
One of the groups is called Connection Point which runs one evening a month in Ombersley which is central to the county.
Connection Point provides a monthly group meeting for younger people living with dementia, their families and supporters.
The group is run by staff from a wide number of agencies enabling people to feel informed about support available in the local community.
The group provides advice, education, information and peer support as well as the opportunity to have fun through a number of different creative activities.
Jo Scarle expressed how valuable the very kind and generous donation would be in ensuring transport can be paid for; enabling people who have no access to transport to attend the meeting to meet with others in similar situations.
Further cheques will be presented shortly to the Dementia Action Alliance Evesham and to the Hawthorns Nursing Home for their advanced care programme.