Kind hearted shoppers raise cash for Doncaster dementia sufferers

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Shoppers at Doncaster’s Lakeside Village have helped to raise cash for dementia sufferers in the town.
The kind hearted customers have been popping their change into collection tins in the stores at the centre and the management team also took part in this year’s Dragon Boat Race raising a total of just over £500 so far for DonMentia.
Di Rogers, centre manager at Lakeside Village, said: “It is great to see our stores and our customers supporting our charity of the year.
“DonMentia is a small charity that was set up by Eileen Harrington in 2013 to raise money for people in Doncaster who are affected by Dementia.
“We’ll be collecting for the charity at this year’s Halloween event on October 31, when there will be free pumpkin carving and spooky face painting and are looking forward to supporting them at this year’s Christmas launch too.”
Eileen Harrington, founder of DonMentia, said: “It is fantastic to be working with the team at Lakeside Village who are helping to raise funds for DonMentia. We are a very small team who are all unpaid volunteers, so that all the money raised goes to where it is much needed.
“The centre are not only helping us to raise funds but are helping to raise our profile so that more people know about the help and support we can offer.”
There are over 120 types of Dementia, the most common of which are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and Lewy Body Dementia.
Dementia is progressive, which means that the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast Dementia progresses is different for each person.
Symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of brain function include problems with memory loss, thinking speed, mental sharpness and quickness and language.
For further information about the charity visit https://donmentia.org/