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West Oak fun yields funds for Alzheimer's Society

4th October 2007

West Oak care home has donated £374 to the Alzheimer's society after a successful fundraising drive by residents, relatives and staff.

Representatives from the home in Murray Road, Wokingham, presented the cheque to Norman Miller, chair of the Wokingham branch of the society and his fellow society member Mac McBratney.

The money was raised during the West Oak Summer Fete that was held earlier this summer.

Gill Fry, an administrative assistant at West Oak, said the event had been a huge success.

"It was very well supported by family, friends and staff," she said. "We thoroughly enjoyed the glorious day in the garden!"

The Alzheimer's Society funds medical and scientific research into dementia and campaigns for better health and social services.

There are currently 700,000 people with dementia in the UK, according to figures from the Alzheimer's Society.

Some 64 per cent of people living in care homes suffer from dementia.

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