Blogs & Stories Posted 11 Jun

Chris ‘Braves the Shave’ for Alzheimer’s Society

3NDWG Panel Member, Chris Maddocks, who lives with early onset vascular dementia, has joined many wonderful fundraisers in raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society by ‘braving the shave’ and shaving her hair to support the organisation.

During this difficult period for all of us, the Alzheimer’s Society is in need of support more than ever and Chris was more than happy to play her part.

“I realised that Alzheimer’s Society… we’re not getting the funding that they would normally get from charity fundraising like the London Marathon and Cupcake Day and I know they’ve lost so much money.

Thanks for all you do for lots of people who are living (with) or are affected by dementia”

Sam Edwards, Community Fundraiser for Kent and East Sussex

“The world of fundraising is changing day by day due to the coronavirus. Pub quizzes are now being delivered online, between families and friends or larger audiences; sporting challenges such as the London Marathon have been postponed and we now have amazing people like Chris ‘braving the shave’ and raising vital funds for the Society.

We have also had to adapt Cupcake Day, our annual event, which was due to be held on Thursday 18th June, as this is usually a big hit in the workplace. Now, we are seeing families and friends come together and hosting Cupcake Day in all sorts of ways across the coming months. At the end of the day, who doesn’t love a cuppa and a slice of cake? So, dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and get ready to bake a difference – it’s time to turn up the heat on dementia.

Whilst Cupcake Day might look a little different this year, we’re still calling all bakers to rise to the occasion – where there’s a whisk there’s a way! Host your Cupcake Day online, at home, or whenever and wherever you can!”


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