Posthumous award for charity stalwart
A longstanding Alzheimer’s Society supporter has received a posthumous national award for more than 30 years’ commitment to the charity. Dorothy Rushworth set up a local Alzheimer’s Society branch in Scarborough in 1989 because she had nowhere to turn for support for herself and her husband who had dementia. The office went from strength to strength and now delivers a wide range of services in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Sixteen years ago she also set up a carers and ex-carers support group, which is still going strong today and meets weekly at the Red Lea Hotel in Scarborough every Tuesday. Sadly Dorothy passed away in March. Over the years she raised many thousands of pounds for Alzheimer’s Society and donated many hours of her time to support the local office. PICTURE shows Dorothy’s friends Pauline Baker, centre, and Mollie Abernethy, right, receiving the Alzheimer’s award from Princess Alexandra.