Posthu­mous award for char­ity stal­wart

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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.

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