Mum’s spe­cial trib­ute to par­ents who died weeks apart

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ACROSBY mum who lost her par­ents just seven weeks apart is invit­ing peo­ple to a gala ball to help her raise money for the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety.

Julie Law­son, who is mum to two sons, An­drew and Neil, and nana to Beatrice, has or­gan­ised the event on Satur­day, Novem­ber 17 at the Bri­tish Mu­sic Ex­pe­ri­ence Cu­nard Build­ing in Liver­pool and is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to unite against de­men­tia and buy a ticket.

Julie, who works for HMRC, lost her par­ents, Joan and Jack Platt, seven weeks apart in 2014.

Her dad had Alzheimer’s for 11 years and her mum had mixed de­men­tia for three years.

Since then, she has fundraised tire­lessly for the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety and has raised thou­sands of pounds in their mem­ory.

Julie said: “My dream was to hold an Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety Gala Ball in an iconic build­ing.

“Lawrence Ken­wright, from Sig­na­ture Liv­ing, gen­er­ously gave me The Cu­nard Build­ing, one of the Three Graces on our beau­ti­ful wa­ter­front, so I am very ex­cited to be hold­ing it there. We also have spe­cial guests Nick and Roys­ton, from Housewives of Cheshire, com­ing to the ball.

“Tick­ets are £99 and this will in­clude drinks on ar­rival spon­sored by Frame­line Ltd at 6.30pm, fol­lowed by a three-course meal with wine.

“The theme is rolling back the years and we will be do­ing this mu­si­cally with Liver­pool’s Wack Pack, The Rock­a­bel­las, The Liver­bird Vic­to­ria Jones and the fab­u­lous Jersey Boys.

“There will also be a raf­fle and auc­tion with ta­ble gifts pro­vided by Elec­tric Hair at Har­vey Ni­chols in Liver­pool.

“The main spon­sors of the evening are Sig­na­ture and Bulk Cargo. Red Rum Club will be pro­vid­ing the en­ter­tain­ment.

“It’s great to think that I will be rais­ing funds to help sup­port peo­ple liv­ing with de­men­tia now and to fund re­search to one day find a cure for de­men­tia.” Julie was in­vited to a Royal Gar­den Party last year, hosted by Her Majesty the Queen for ser­vices to fundrais­ing.

This year, she was nom­i­nated for Mersey­side Wo­man of the Year and the Liver­pool ECHO awards where she was a fi­nal­ist and run­ner-up.

For more in­for­ma­tion about tick­ets or all-in­clu­sive cor­po­rate pack­ages, please email Julie on Julie. Law­son@hot­ or call 07723 382553.

Fundraiser Julie Law­son, top left, and her late par­ents, Joan and Jack Platt, above

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