The Alzheimer’s Society is the country’s leading charity tackling dementia, through both their research and also through the practical support they offer families faced with a diagnosis, writes Jo Fiddes.
With an ageing population, their work is ever more vital….and pupils from across West Leeds recently raised funds to support this work.
Children from the Owlcotes Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) took part in the Denim for Dementia Day, which involved making a small donation in exchange for ditching school uniform for the day.
The MAT consists of Pudsey Primrose Hill, Pudsey Waterloo, Calverley Parkside and Armley Park Primary.
As well as raising vital funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, the Denim for Dementia day was also an opportunity for pupils to learn more about dementia, and about the importance of continual research so as to find more effective treatments and hopefully even a cure.
Emily Caine, headteacher of Armley Park Primary, said:
“Dress down days are always fun for children and staff….but Denim for Dementia Day was extra special. The children showed real sensitivity and understanding. Everyone learnt lots, had fun, and also raised much needed funds for a valuable cause.”
More information about dementia can be found at Alzheimer’s Society
Well done Armley and Pudsey Schools! The Toddler group at St John’s Hall , Farsley, also took part. They raised cash with a cake sale this morning with contributions from their Food revival crate!