A MINEHEAD woman has lined up a staggering 120-plus prizes for a raffle and bingo evening she is organising to support the battle against dementia.
Jen Davies, who works in the town’s Iceland store, lost an uncle to the disease earlier this year.
Now, she hopes to raise hundreds of pounds from the event on Sunday, December 3, for Dementia UK, which supports families through its Admiral Nurse service.
Jen, who is selling entries at £1 a time either from the Iceland shop or from Minehead Social Club, said: “This charity really means a lot to me as I lost an uncle to dementia in April.
“It is a horrible illness, not just on the person affected but the whole family.”
Dementia UK community fund-raising executive Savannah redhead said: “When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurse works alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance, and practical solutions people need.
“The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline.
“It helps everybody in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.”
Dementia UK is described as ‘the specialist dementia nursing charity’ which is there for the whole family, working towards a day where nobody has to face dementia alone.
It operates a confidential helpline 0800 888 6678 every day of the year except Christmas Day from 9 am to 9 pm on Mondays to Saturdays and 9 am to 5 pm on Sundays.
Admiral Nurses also run virtual clinics which allow families to discuss any questions or concerns with a dementia specialist by telephone or video call.