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

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.”