The majority of our raised funds in 2019 were given to the local Alzheimer and Dementia Action Alliance. Increasingly we are finding that our members, supporters and families lives are being directly or indirectly affected by this disease.
On Club day Monday 17th June 2019, we held our own Alzheimer’s cupcake day.
Instead of having biscuits with our cup of tea we asked for donations towards a
cup cake, or to bake or fake (buy!) some cupcakes to donate to this worthy charity.
Resulting from this; a huge ‘thank you” to everyone who baked, donated or
supported this and helped us to raise the magnificent sum of
£282.60.Money was also raised during the season from our “fines” for bowling the wrong bias and on Captain’s Day when we had a ‘Spider’ competition and a delicious cream tea.
At the end of the season, Sandra Willis, Colin Taylor and Jean Blatchley from the Bexhill Bowls Group presented Sally Hemmings and Ronnie Oxshott with a cheque for £350 for Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance.
Sally and Ronnie commented “We had a wonderful session of singing and dancing and the Bowls club representatives could see how their monies will be used to fund our projects, such as the Singing Down Memory Lane. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all members of the Bexhill Bowls Group who make this possible.”
We received this letter from the Bexhill Dementia Action
Club member John Elwell is the organiser of a regular Thursday morning fun, fund raising activity; The Chocolate Drive
Here’s a note from John:
“The Bexhill Dementia Action Group were very pleased to receive the Chocolate Drive cheque for £223.60 when I delivered it today – even got a round of applause!”
The Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance aims to transform the quality of life of people with dementia and their carers through delivering on their action plans. The action plans outline how they intend to deliver on the Dementia Declaration by 2015. In addition the group’s aims are:
1) To make Bexhill a place with an increased understanding and awareness of dementia
2) To disseminate information and advice for people with dementia and their carers
3) Recognising the diversity of organisations needed to support people with dementia and their carers in Bexhill
4) Encouraging organisations to become part of the Bexhill Dementia Action Alliance
5) Identifying future work, sharing of resources and working in partnership.
We are delighted to confirm that our club will continue to support Bexhill
Dementia Action Alliance throughout the forthcoming season.