Towcester to unite in Christmas song to beat dementia
|Author: Tony McMurray||Published: 4th December 2018 08:35|
A magical evening of songs and festive readings is being held in Towcester to raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society.
Peter Conquest, Towcester Town Mayor will give a special reading at Carols at Christmas, which takes place in St Lawrence Church on Saturday 8th December 2018 and raises vital funds to support the charity’s work in challenging perceptions, funding research and improving and providing care and support.
Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes.
Local businessman Tony McMurray will be hosting the event again this year which hopes to build on the success of last years event and will be held at St Lawrence Church for the second year in a row.
Highlights at the event will include musical performances from Sponnaissance, the Senior Choir of Sponne School and Songbirds, a local social singing group. There will also be plenty of well-known, sing-along festive favourites that everyone can join in with.
The event will be ‘dementia-friendly’ with stewards on hand who have completed Dementia Friends information sessions and there will be clear signs in the venue to help people find their way around.
Jennifer Hall Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society in Northampton said: “In 2019, Alzheimer’s Society will be 40 years old. From 1979, we have been fighting to improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia.
“We could not have come this far without the fantastic support we enjoy, but there’s still a long way to go before we win the fight against dementia.
“Too many are facing the condition alone without adequate support. We urgently need to find a cure, improve care and offer help and understanding for people affected.
“Proceeds from the event will help Alzheimer’s Society to ensure people living with dementia get the support they need now, and contribute towards vital research to help future generations.”
Jennifer Hall added: “Coming together for a good cause will hopefully ensure that, one day, countless families across the country will be spared the emotional traumas and pressures that those living with dementia at Christmas often experience.
“We’re hoping people will bring along the whole family to unite in song against dementia.”
Doors open at 5.30pm and the event runs from 6.00 to 7.30. The venue has disabled access and there is space for wheelchair users in the aisles.
Tickets for the event cost £10 for an adult, £5 for a child over the age of 10, and £15 for a combined ticket for a person with dementia and their carer.
To book your tickets visit alzheimers.org.uk/carolsatchristmas or call 0330 333 0804