Club’s dementia care cash
AT the latest meeting of a social club and community hub, the president presented a cheque for thousands of pounds to her chosen charity.
At 74th annual general meeting of the Bramhallbased Brookdale Club, retiring president Maureen Walsh presented a cheque for £8,056 to Weekend Centre for Dementia Care, based in Offerton.
The centre is open every weekend and bank holiday (except Christmas Day) and provides care for up to 40 clients each day.
Rebecca Cabrajas from the centre accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity, thanking the president and club for raising the money, which will go towards fitting out a new building and help the centre’s work.
Each year the club’s president nominates a charity for their year of office.
Many activities took place across the club and it’s many sections to raise this amount, including a charity fair and luncheon, an afternoon concert by the choir section, a bridge drive, an afternoon tea, a bowling day and coffee mornings.
Maureen said: “Dementia is touching so many people’s lives and leading to many pressures on families, particularly at weekends.
“The centre is the only place in the Stockport area to offer this service over the weekend and is a very worthy cause. I am absolutely delighted with the amount raised.”
●●Jo Davies (left) and Rebecca Cabrajas (right), representatives of the Weekend Centre for Dementia Care, with Maureen Walsh, the retiring president of Brookdale Club.