Last Friday, Daniel Woods from the IT team was dressed as an elf (pictured centre, alongside two other members of his fundraising team) as part of National Elf Day! He and his drama group, known as The Random Theatre Company, all dressed up as elves at the Jynx Bar in Skelmersdale (previously known as Old Comrades Club) to fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The Alzheimer’s Society is a research charity for people with dementia and their carers. Dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, is most commonly associated with memory loss, but it can also affect movement, thinking speed, language and more. There are several stages to Alzheimer’s, but in the later stages the memory loss can cause the sufferer to forget recently learned things; to forget the names of family members; to forget relationships; to fail to recognise family members; to forget how to use common items used in daily life and more. Therefore dementia does not just affect the sufferer but also their families, friends and caregivers.
The Alzheimer’s Society is a charity that funds the research into finding new treatments to stop, slow and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. They also provide incredible support and education to anyone requiring these services or funds. They have a national helpline that is open seven days a week for providing information, advice and emotional support to anyone affected by dementia.
On the Elf-themed charity night, Dan said: “It was an excellent night and as some people will know I don’t mind dressing up for charity!”
We managed to raise a total of £150!!
The staff of Scott Rees & Co also chipped in with generous donations to support this amazing cause and charity.
“I am grateful that colleagues share the view of giving money to charity and to them I am thankful for all their support. I would like to thank each and every one who donated money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Their contribution is highly appreciated by myself and a few other members whom I have been raising the money with.”