Dementia Appeal 2015

Back in January we announced that Dementia Inspired was newly appointed on the committee for the East Kent Hospitals Charity’s Dementia Appeal 2015. Please read on for more details on this exciting new fundraiser.

With your support, East Kent Hospitals Charity wants to raise up to £500,000 to be spread across the five hospitals in East Kent, which will fund multiple projects to help support patients with dementia and make their time spent in hospital more enjoyable.

We have launched our charity appeal with the goal that every patient living with dementia will leave hospital as fit and healthy as possible, rather than experience a decline in their condition that can happen when a person is in an unfamiliar environment for a length of time. Our projects will revolve around the everyday work of our hospitals to make sure they quickly deliver benefits for patients and their carers, families and friends.

WHAT WILL THE APPEAL ACHIEVE?

Big or small, all donations help. With your support today, you could help raise enough money to fund the following…

  • Arts activity sessions for patients with Dementia
  • Dementia cafes which will provide information to patients and carers
  • Therapeutic and interactive dementia-friendly spaces across all our sites
  • Changes to the environment to promote relaxation.
  • Purchasing special clocks, wall coverings and reminiscence items.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

In order to raise up to £500,000 we would love you to get involved with our appeal. This could be through holding or joining in with a fundraising event, volunteering for the charity or simply making a donation.

The simplest and easiest way is to donate online, and you can do so by visiting our dementia appeal Just Giving page, just CLICK HERE (https://www.justgiving.com/DementiaAppeal)

You can view the other ways to donate, by clicking here

http://www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/charity/making-a-difference/donate-today/

GET IN TOUCH…

If you are interested in holding a fundraising event, our team would be more than happy to discuss your ideas and provide you with further information to get you on your way! Why not get your family, friends and colleagues involved too?

Get in touch with Luke Underdown (Community Fundraising Manager) at luke.underdown@nhs.net 

By Ashley Roberts

Posted August 4, 2015