Sunday fun day in aid of Dementia UK

A FUN day is being held this weekend in St Pauls Walden to raise funds for dementia sufferers.

Set in the grounds of St Paul’s Waldenbury, the Bury Fun Day in aid of Dementia UK takes place on Sunday with over 50 stalls and attractions including majorettes, dog teams, pony rides, craft stalls, traditional games and live music.

Organiser Jeanette Burt became passionate about raising funds and awareness of the disease when her husband Victor was diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia six years ago.

A former pilot, Victor was only 61 when he was diagnosed with the condition that affects 820,000 people in the UK. Now aged 67, his communication has become limited.

“If Victor wants a cup of tea, I know because he will raise his cup but he cannot hold a conversation,” Jeanette said.

Jeanette began fundraising in February this year by holding a coffee morning in Whitwell, and hopes the money raised from the fun day can go towards employing a specialist NHS Admiral Nurse for the area.

Jeanette said: “They not only support the patient but also support the carer’s emotional needs enabling the patient to remain at home for longer.”

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Entry to the fun day is �5.00 which will go to the charity.