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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Forget me not

Published 06/11/2012 | 10:09

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Alzheimer fundraiser A MALAHIDE mother and daughter have done it again, raising thousands of euro for charity. Aoife Mulhair and her daughter Anne organised their 'Forget Me Not' fundraiser in aid of the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland for the fourth year in a now and it has been deemed an outstanding success. The latest event took place at the Siam Thai restaurant in Malahide and some 115 women turned up to support the Mulhairs. The women had already raised €20,000 for the charity and that is sure to be boosted even further. The night started with a champagne reception followed by a four-course dinner, fashion show provided by Divine boutique, raffle and music till late. Those enjoying the day consisted of women of all ages from the greater Malahide area such as Kay Cormican, Brid Feehily, Roz Flanagan, Colette Cummins and Ger Freaney. Some of the sponsors to mention a few are Siam, Divine boutique, the Beacon hotel, Wrights of Marino, Covet, Kalu Hair salon, Keoghs crisps, Java Republic, La Sirena restaurant and Ceira lambert hair salon. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is the leading dementia specific service provider, with services in communities all over Ireland. Today, 44,000 people and 50,000 carers in Ireland are impacted by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Today, it is a national voluntary organisation with an extensive national network of branches, regional offices and services that aims to provide people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers with the necessary support to maximise their quality of life.

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As the major dementia-specific service provider in Ireland, The Society's network includes over 100 dementia specific services such as day care centres, home care services, carer support groups, social clubs, a national respite centre and an advocacy service. The society also operates the Alzheimer National Helpline Service offering information and support to anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease / dementia at 1800 341 341. The Society comprises over 2,500 members, 300 volunteers and over 700 full and part-time staff. The Society has 6 regional offices and a network of Branches around the country.

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