Postponed Admiral Nurse campaign fundraisers to be rescheduled

PUBLISHED: 12:36 07 March 2018

Students had been gearing up for their mighty triathlon challenge but the fundraiser was postponed, due to the bad weather.

Students had been gearing up for their mighty triathlon challenge but the fundraiser was postponed, due to the bad weather.

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Along with many other events and activities, the snowy conditions caused the postponement of two fundraisers for the Admiral Nurse campaign cause.

Both the Honiton Community College sixth Form sponsored ‘24 Triathlons in 24 hours’ challenge and the fundraising art auction at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery were postponed due to the snow.

Both will be rescheduled and silent bids already made for the auction remain good.

Other activities in support of Honiton Admiral Nurse went ahead before the snow fell.

St Paul’s Church saw a fabulous audience enjoy the Old Bull and Bush Company of Artistes concert ‘All at Sea’ with an admirable £1,000 given by the company to our fund.

A cream tea and art afternoon organised by Thelma Hulbert Gallery volunteer Grace Gillard was enjoyed by many and took £250 in donations and the Honiton Carnival Committee invited us along to present us with a cheque for an incredible £1,500.

We are hugely grateful to everyone in our community who has been so kind and generous in supporting this campaign to bring a specialist dementia nurse to Honiton.

The extreme cold weather is really bringing home how desperately we need this support for families living with someone who has dementia.

These families who may already be feeling isolated will be coping with extra challenges at this time and we very much hope that with your continued support it will not be long before they can have the expert support and guidance a Dementia UK Admiral Nurse can offer.

With one in three of us knowing someone who has dementia this is a cause close to our hearts and that showed through in the many conversations we had through the day with people who were affected one way or another by dementia.”

Working in partnership with Dementia UK, we are aiming to raise £150,000 to bring the specialist dementia support to Honiton.

For details on how to get involved or to make a donation, you can contact me on 07966 135442 or email info@honitondaa.org.uk 


For information about Dementia UK visit www.dementiauk.org

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