The Nolan Charity Fund has extended a helping hand to Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and chosen the UK’s leading dementia charity as its ‘Charity of the Year’ for 2017.
The year-long charity partnership has begun with a donation of £2,500, which Alzheimer’s Society Cymru will use to fund the relocation of Tŷ Perthyn Day Support Service in Ammanford.
The service is to be relocated due to increased rental costs and its new home requires some structural work to ensure the safety of clients using the facility and to make the environment more dementia-friendly for when it reopens on Tuesday 18 April.
Chris Stokes, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru community fundraiser for South West Wales, said:
“We cannot thank the Nolan Charity Fund enough for choosing to support Alzheimer’s Society Cymru. There are over 3,000 people living with dementia in Carmarthenshire and services such as Tŷ Perthyn support those affected to maintain independence whilst tackling issues of loneliness and isolation. Without their support we might not have been able to continue this much needed service. Staff and our clients are hugely grateful for this generous donation and we all look forward to supporting the partnership over the next year. ”
Nolan Nicholas, Nolan Charity Fund’s trustee, said:
“I am delighted that we will be helping to support Alzheimer’s Society Cymru in 2017. The work that they do is vitally important in the local community and for those living with dementia.
“When we heard that the Tŷ Perthyn service was at risk – it was immediately obvious where our initial donation to the charity should go. This was a service in need of money now or it risked being closed and lost to those who need it. I am delighted that we have been able to help with the relocation of the service and that it can continue to support people affected by dementia in our local community of Ammanford. The Nolan Charity Fund looks forward to working with and raising money for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru in 2017.”
Over the next 12 months the two charities will work together to raise funds for the Live Well with Dementia programme and the charity’s flagship Side by Side service.