Radyr and Morganstown Association United Against Dementia

David Silver and Nick Hawkins, Chair and Secretary of the RMA, recently met Cheryl George, Regional Community Fundraising Manager for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru.  They agreed the following News Release:

The Radyr and Morganstown Association has been in existence since 1987 and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2015.  The Association selects a charity to support and work with each year on events throughout the year in the run up to a two-week May Festival. In the coming year the RMA will be uniting with Alzheimer’s society Cymru to raise awareness and funds for those living with dementia.

David Silver, RMA Chairman, said, “The Radyr and Morganstown Association is delighted to be working with Alzheimer’s society Cymru over the next twelve months.  The RMA was set up to make our Community a great place to live and work and we aim to interact with all sectors and ages.  We are only too aware how dementia affects families as well as individuals.  We will raise money for the Charity but, more importantly, we will work with Alzheimer’s society Cymru to help set up an on-going local support group to which people can turn in the future.”

Cheryl George Regional Community Fundraising Manager, at Alzheimer’s Society Cymru said:

“Dementia doesn’t care who you are; it could affect us all. It’s set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes, and so many people are facing it alone.  Alzheimer’s Society Cymru is here for anyone affected by dementia. The charity carries out vital research as well as providing information and support to make sure people don’t feel that way and they know where to go for support.

“We are so excited to be working with the Association over the next twelve months and hope raise both funds and awareness that will make a difference in this community and across Wales. There are lots of events planned from the Christmas lights switch on through to the Festival celebrations next May. We are also looking to form a volunteer fundraising group over the course of the year. This will start with an open information session on 2nd September in the Old Church Rooms in Radyr”

If you would like to hear more about getting involved in the local fundraising group then please contact Cheryl George 07484510012 or email cheryl.george@alzheimers.org.uk

Over 3,700 people have dementia in Cardiff.  Alzheimer’s Society Cymru is here for anyone affected by dementia. The charity provides information and support, to find out more call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or visit alzheimers.org.uk.

David and Nick show their support