Hospital launches Forget-Me-Not Dementia Campaign
A year-long appeal aimed at further enhancing the environment for patients with dementia has been launched by West Suffolk Hospital Charity.
The campaign, run in partnership with the Mercury series of newspapers and the East Anglian Daily Times, is looking to raise £25,000 as well as awareness of the condition.
The money will pay for a new dementia memory walk along a corridor. Kitting out a specialist day care room and a host of reminiscent material used around the hospital will also be funded through the campaign.
Julie Fountain, Dementia Lead at the Hospital, said: "But equally important is the fact we can raise awareness of this condition and ensure it is high on the public agenda."
Dave Gooderham, Fundraising Manager, added: "We are delighted to be partnering with the Mercury newspapers and the East Anglian Daily Times on this important appeal.
"Even before the official launch, we have been contacted by a number of individuals and businesses looking to support the campaign, through donations or organising their own fundraising events.
"Every penny raised will make a massive difference to our patients living with dementia."