Ty Perthyn, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru’s Day Centre service, in Ammanford which supports people affected by dementia, has reopened its doors after threat of closure following an increase in rental costs.
To ensure the day care service could continue, the decision was made to relocate to the shared office space used by the local Alzheimer’s Society Cymru Operations team. The move involved reconfiguring the existing office space to create two new rooms to deliver the service but at an additional cost to the charity. The Nolan Charity Fund, who chose the Society as a partner earlier this year, stepped in to make sure the refurbishment took place and people with dementia still had access to this vital service.
Sarah Cleevely, Fundraising & Events Manager for The Nolan Charity Fund said; “The Nolan Charity Fund is delighted to be working with Alzheimer’s Society Cymru this year. Having heard about the need to relocate the charity’s day support service at Ty Perthyn, our trustees were delighted to step in and start our year-long charity partnership with a donation of £2,500, which has gone directly towards the refurbishment to relocate the much-needed service to its new location.
Sarah continued; “After meeting the Day Centre team, you see first-hand the importance of this service to the people of Carmarthenshire. I am extremely pleased that The Nolan Charity Fund has been able to support the continued use of the service for the people of Ammanford and the surrounding areas.”
Chris Stokes, Community Fundraiser for South West Wales, at Alzheimer’s Society Cymru said:
“We’re so grateful to The Nolan Charity Fund for getting involved and covering costs of the refurbishment for the day care service in Ammanford. Thanks to their support this vital service will continue from its new location.
“Dementia doesn’t care who you are; it could affect us all. It’s set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes, and so many people are facing it alone. Alzheimer’s Society Cymru is here for anyone affected by dementia. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.”