Over 90,000 people in Scotland are living with a form of dementia, and most are over 65 though some are younger, a few much younger.
And of course a family member with dementia can impact all the family. We need to ensure the right services are in place for everyone affected, but we also need research to find more out about dementia – its causes and suitable treatments. So this year Duns Rotary Club is holding a Grand Charity Dinner in aid of Alzheimer Scotland, a Scottish charity that provides services for people with all types of dementia and supports research projects into the conditions that cause it.
The Rotary Club promises a wonderful evening on April 25 at the Volunteer Hall, Duns, including not only a three course dinner with bar but also three after dinner speakers: George McNeill, a world record-holding professional athlete who is now a very accomplished after dinner speaker; Ernie Coe, a popular raconteur and after dinner speaker from Northumberland; Isobel Rutter, a highly acclaimed after dinner speaker and also a gifted singer and musician.
The evening also includes a prestigious charity auction, with a range of exciting lots to bid for, and a superb charity raffle with very attractive prizes.
Tickets are £35, available from Marshall Wilson or any member of Duns Rotary Club, or via the Club’s website.