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Oxfordshire woman supports dementia research with will donation

Oxfordshire woman supports dementia research with will donation
15th September 2010

Dementia research is to benefit from a charitable donation left in an Oxfordshire woman's will.

Phyllis Manville, who passed away last year at the age of 91 after spending ten years fighting dementia, has donated £10,000 to the Alzheimer's Research Trust.

Ms Manville's son Bill, explained to the charity that his mother had known when she was diagnosed that there was little that could be done to help her, as so much is still to be learnt about the condition.

He explained: "She left this gift to help the Alzheimer's Research Trust with its vital work and give hope to future generations.

"Even though she's no longer with us, I'm proud to know that her generosity will make a difference."

The donation has been highlighted during Remember a Charity Week, which hopes to raise awareness of a type of donation which accounts for £2 billion of charitable contributions each year in the UK.

Read more about Barchester's dementia care homes.