Kind-hearted sheltered housing residents help dementia charity

Patrick Cain House friends have raised cash for the Alzheimer's Society. 'From left Dementia support worker Liz Williams and  Ann Nightingale

Patrick Cain House friends have raised cash for the Alzheimer's Society. 'From left Dementia support worker Liz Williams and Ann Nightingale

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A group of kind-hearted residents at a sheltered complex in South Tyneside have helped boost the funds of a dementia charity with the held of friends.

The Friends of Patrick Cain House, in South Eldon Street, South Shields, have hosted a number of fundraising events in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Once they hit the £1,000 mark they contacted the South Tyneside branch to present the charity with a cheque.

The group, made up of residents, have supported the charity for a number of years making regular donations of cash raised through their fundraising ventures.

Ann Nightingale said: “The Alzheimer’s Society is a charity which is close to our hearts so it’s great we have been able to raise such a fantastic amount for them.”

The money was raised through raffles, donations and bingo nights.

The South Tyneside branch of the Alzheimer’s Society provides help, information and support to people with dementia and their families.

They also provide dementia advisers and support workers, dementia cafes, day and home support, befriending, and carer support groups.

Liz Williams, a dementia support worker for the Alzheimer’s Society South Tyneside said: “The group have donated a few times to us in the past.

“They are only a small group of people but they have huge hearts and they always go that extra mile to give you such a warm welcome whenever you call in to see them.

“It’s so lovely that they think of us. I t does mean such a lot that they remember us time and time again which makes it even more special.”