Oldham courts raise £2,300 for Alzheimer's Society
Residents and staff from our housing schemes across Oldham held a series of events to raise £2,300 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
A total of 11 schemes arranged a host of events to raise funds for the charity and to raise awareness of the disease.
The events, which took place during Dementia Awareness Week, included everything from reminiscence parties and 1940s parties to coffee mornings, raffles and competitions. Oldham East and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams, also hosted a Dementia Friends workshop for residents and their carers at Springlees and Dunsford Court.
Janice Crompton, our Housing Services Manager, said: “I am absolutely delighted by the fantastic response from the staff, residents, their families and visitors to the activities they have organised and supported.
“It was great to see just how many people joined in and gave generously to the charities who work tirelessly to raise awareness of the condition and provide much needed support to individuals and their families”
The housing schemes which took part were: Lido House, School House, Charles Morris House, Old Mill House, Throstle Court, Trinity House, Cloughgate House, Walton House, Springlees and Dunsford Court, Tandle View Court and Hopwood Court.
Debbie Abrahams MP said: “It was lovely meeting everyone and talking about how to help friends and family lead a positive dementia friendly lifestyle. After making the creation of a dementia friendly Oldham one of my priorities, it's been fantastic to see all the organisations around Oldham that have put in so much effort and enthusiasm into helping achieve this aim."
Sue Clarke, Operations Manager for Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Our huge appreciation goes out to the residents, staff and people of Oldham who helped to raise this amazing amount of money.
“The donation will contribute to improving the lives of people living with dementia in the borough. It was wonderful to see all the remarkable work in Oldham being recognised by a visit from Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England.
“We also very much appreciate the support of Debbie Abrahams in hosting a Dementia Friends workshop and making the creation of a dementia friendly Oldham one of her priorities.”