Celebrities support knitting for dementia scheme

Celebrities support knitting for dementia scheme

A number of celebrities have lent their support to a charity knitting campaign that is aiming to raise significant funds for dementia support.

This Morning's Ruth Langsford has joined Radio 2 presenter Melanie Sykes and stylist Nicky Clarke in backing the Go Knit! campaign being run by coastal clothing brand Seasalt.

Langsford chose to support the initiative as dementia is a subject very close to her heart, having witnessed her father succumb to Alzheimer's disease in recent years.

She explained: "Alzheimer's Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow.

"Go Knit! can make a real difference to the lives of local people affected by dementia."

Hundreds of knitted Christmas decorations have so far been sold in charity shops, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Society.

Dementia care and support services cost the UK economy in excess of £23 billion each year, according to figures from the Alzheimer's Research Trust.

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