On 6 August, the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance team was proud to host the presentation of a cheque for £1,302 to the Alzheimer’s Society. The funding was raised by the Nuneaton Nepalese community who are strong supporters of the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance. They raised over £2,000 by organising a fundraising event ‘Run for Nepal’ on 23 June and decided to dedicate the £1,302 to the cause of supporting people affected by dementia.
At the meeting of the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance Team on Tuesday 6 August at Nuneaton Town Hall, Mr Dilip Rai and Mr Chatraman Rai of Nuneaton Nepalese Community presented the cheque to Ryan Stanley, fundraising manager for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Mr Stanley said: “We are so grateful to Nuneaton Nepalese community, and the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance, for raising this incredible amount for Alzheimer’s Society.
“Dementia devastates lives; it slowly strips people of their memories, relationships and identities. Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer with someone developing it every three minutes. But we will beat dementia.
“Every pound raised by the Nuneaton Nepalese community will help Alzheimer’s Society provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
Mr Vinod Shrestha of the Nuneaton Nepalese Community said, “We are truly grateful and very honoured to have such a love and support from the people of the Borough. This year we had over 300 people took part on the Run for Nepal helping us to raise the fund. It is truly beautiful to see the cohesion and strength of our diverse Community.”
Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council portfolio holder for Health and Wellbeing said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the Nuneaton and Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance, which WCC is proud to be a part of. This donation is a wonderful reminder of the support that is out there for people living with dementia.”