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We provide a range of services which are designed to enable people with dementia to maintain the active lifestyle of their choice and to provide respite and emotional support to the main care-givers. We currently offer one-to-one support for people with dementia, and we have activity centres in Braintree, Rayleigh and Leigh-on-Sea for those with dementia and their carers.
Les Littler, a supporter of Essex Dementia Care raises £2,984.70
At 8.30am on Sunday 15th June 2014 a large group of cyclists gathered in the yard of Coda Systems, Little Maplestead. The intention of many of them was to ride 80 miles on a pre-arranged circuit through Wickham St Paul and Pebmarsh. To the great surprise and satisfaction of Steve and Chris, the owners of Lobbs Cycles and promoters of the event over 70 riders turned up on what was to be an overcast, but pleasantly warm day.
After registration, the riders (who included several children) were sent on their way in groups of 10 at a time waved off by Les Littler and the union jack flag. April Lawlor, Trustee for Essex Dementia Care, took part in the ride and finished in 7 and a half hours - a great effort.
The event was originally thought up by Les Littler a member of Halstead Social Cycle Club, a great supporter of Essex Dementia Care in celebration of his 80th year. But, alas, after completing 120 miles in training on the circuit, Les had to drop out because of an injury to his wrist. But the show must go on and a staggering £2,984.70 was raised on the day much to the delight of friends and relatives alike.
Debbie Davis, Director of Essex Dementia Care, would like to thank everyone who took part and made the day so enjoyable. The money raised will help us to continue the support we give to families living with dementia.
If you would like to donate to the work of Essex Dementia Care then please go to www.virginmoneygiving.com and type in Essex Dementia Care and follow the instructions to donate.
Essex Dementia Care is a UK Registered Charity No. Charity No. 1129038. Thank you to all our supporters, who have through their generosity helped us to continue to provide a dedicated service to families touched by dementia. If you would like to make a donation to Essex Dementia Care, please click here