Club’s de­men­tia care cash

Stockport Express - - Pets -

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.”

IAIN DICK­IN­SON

●●Jo Davies (left) and Re­becca Cabra­jas (right), rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Week­end Cen­tre for De­men­tia Care, with Maureen Walsh, the re­tir­ing pres­i­dent of Brook­dale Club.

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