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Whitby Residents Encouraged To Wear 'Denim For Dementia'

Whitby Residents Encouraged To Wear 'Denim For Dementia'

Published by Karen Liu at 12:48pm 27th February 2020.

Whitby residents are being encouraged to wear 'Denim for Dementia' tomorrow.

It's to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

Sarah Little, who is an Ambassador for Whitby, said:

"It's being done all over the country on seperate days so because it's kind of a national project, we're wanting to bring that to Whitby as well.

We're encouraging people  to take part in the denim day for the Alzheimer's Society, which is where each person is asked to wear an item of denim clothing and donate £1 or whatever they can to charity.

We're using this event to raise awareness for the Alzheimer's Society because in Yorkshire and the Humber, there are over 60,000 people with dementia and it's predicted that that will rise to just over 80,000 by 2021.

So someone in the UK develops this disease every three minutes, and it's set to be the 21st century's biggest killer.

The Alzheimer's Society provides a range of local services such as support groups, local services that provide day care and home care as well as befriending services to help partners and families with the demands of caring. 

The aim is to get as many individuals, schools and business involved with Denim for Dementia Day as possible and raise some money for an amazing cause."

You can donate via their Just Giving page here.

There is also a Facebook event here.

 

 

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