A member of staff from North Lindsey College has led a successful fundraising campaign for the Alzheimer’s Society after her father was diagnosed with the disease.
Emma Buttrick, a health and social care learning facilitator at the college managed to raise a total of £1,536.83 for the dementia support and research charity through a three-part challenge, inspired by her father’s diagnosis.
With the support of staff in the health and social care department, the money was raised through cake sales, a cycling challenge and memory walk; £200 was raised through the cake sale alone.
“This year the focus was on fundraising and next year is about awareness-raising,” said Buttrick. “This was devastating news to my family and we are now coming to terms with the challenges we are facing.
“The money raised is absolutely amazing, and I am now in touch with a lady from the society and we have planned for someone to come and talk to the health and social care students and share their knowledge.”
Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia and affects an estimated 850,000 people in the UK.