Bake-off raises cash for Alzheimer’s

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A CHAR­ITY that sup­ports peo­ple af­fected by de­men­tia is more than £400 bet­ter off, thanks to big-hearted NHS work­ers in Macclesfield.

Staff at NHS East­ern Cheshire Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group (CCG) raised £426.25 for the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety by stag­ing their own ver­sion of the Great Bri­tish Bake Off, mak­ing do­na­tions for home-made treats at team brief­ings and tak­ing part in spon­sored events.

The to­tal worked out at an av­er­age of around £7 per head as the CCG, which plans and buys most of the area’s health ser­vices, em­ploys just over 60 peo­ple.

CCG as­so­ciate di­rec­tor of com­mis­sion­ing Jacki Wilkes pre­sented a cheque for the to­tal to Joanne Dob­bie, com­mu­nity fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety.

Speak­ing at the pre­sen­ta­tion, Jacki said: “De­men­tia can hap­pen to any­one and there’s cur­rently no cure.

“That’s why col­leagues chose the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety as their staff to en­cour­age ev­ery­one to get be­hind the daf­fodil ap­peal to help char­ity last year. They recog­nised the ex­cel­lent work the so­ci­ety does to sup­port peo­ple with de­men­tia and those who care for them while fund­ing and car­ry­ing out vi­tal re­search.” Joanne added: “We are ex­tremely grate­ful to all at NHS me and my col­leagues care for peo­ple in their own homes in Macclesfield.”

Pam who is also a keen col­lec­tor for Marie Curie said: “I just love col­lect­ing and help­ing to raise funds for such a bril­liant cause. As a Marie Curie health care as­sis­tant I see where the money goes, which is why I do my bit to help dur­ing the col­lec­tions.”

Jes­sica Her­ring­ton, com­mu­nity fundraiser for East Cheshire, said: “We are call­ing on the peo­ple of Macclesfield to get be­hind us in March for the 30th East­ern Cheshire Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group for all the time and en­ergy they put into fundrais­ing for the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety. As a char­ity, we rely on the gen­eros­ity of peo­ple like them to help us sup­port peo­ple to live well with de­men­tia to­day and fund re­search to find a cure for to­mor­row.”

Staff fundrais­ing aside, the CCG com­mis­sions a wide range of com­mu­nity and in­pa­tient ser­vices to sup­port peo­ple with de­men­tia and those who care for them.

Fund­ing has sup­ported im­prove­ments in­clud­ing East Cheshire NHS Trust’s re­fur­bish­ment of Ward Nine at Macclesfield District Gen­eral Hospi­tal with nu­mer­ous de­men­ti­afriendly fea­tures plus a con­ser­va­tory, gar­den and com­mu­nal seat­ing area. an­nual Great Daf­fodil Ap­peal. Help us raise more money than ever be­fore by sim­ply giv­ing a dona­tion and wear­ing a Marie Curie daf­fodil pin. Ev­ery penny do­nated helps Marie Curie Nurses like Pam pro­vide free care and sup­port to peo­ple liv­ing with a ter­mi­nal ill­ness and their loved ones.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on how to get in­volved in the Great Daf­fodil Ap­peal by col­lect­ing at your lo­cal su­per­mar­ket, con­tact Jes­sica Her­ring­ton on 0161 255 2800 or visit www. mariecurie.org.uk/ daf­fodil.

●● Pam Cromp­ton is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to get col­lect­ing for the Marie Curie daf­fodil ap­peal

●● Joanne Dob­bie is pre­sented with the cheque by Jacki Wilkes

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