School’s cash to aid elderly

Youngsters at De Aston raised cash for Alzheimer's Society

Youngsters at De Aston raised cash for Alzheimer's Society

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PUPILS pounds are set to help those who suffer from dementia and their carers after De Aston sixth formers raised nearly £500 for the Alzheimers’ Society.

Chosen as the sixth form’s charity of the year, the money was raised at a year 7 disco and through a number of non-uniform days, organised by the A-level students.

On Friday Jess Baulcombe, whose grandmother suffered from Alzheimers, presented £446 to Hayley Child from the charity.

Ms Child said: “The money goes to support services for people with dementia to help them have a better quality of life and help them find out what other support they are entitled to.

“It is really great young people are getting involved with a charity that is associated with older people.

“We are a charity so do rely on donations like this one.”

Jonathan Purkiss said: We wanted to offer support as Alzheimers is a condition that most of us will be affected by in some way at some point.”