Generous children donate pocket money to local Alzheimers service

Published 29/01/2014 | 05:36

Kayleigh, Liam and Faye Roche of Miltown, who donated their pocket money to the Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite Service at Listowel Family Resource Centre.

THREE children from Milltown touched the hearts of many of their elders in Listowel this week when they set a wonderful example with an extraordinarily generous gesture.

Little Kayleigh, Liam and Faye Roche - aged from six-and-a-half-months to eight years' of age - donated all their pocket money to the Alzheimers' Daycare Respite Service at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. It might seem like a modest amount, but the €10 the siblings gave this week could have kept them in sweets for quite some time.

Their connection to the group is through paternal grandmother Teresa Roche who works at the Listowel service. Operating on Tuesday and Thursdays between 10am and 2pm, it gives family carers precious time to go about their business while their loved ones are in the care of the fantastic staff at the centre. A bus service is also provided for clients twice weekly.

"It is an incredible donation, small but very meaningful, from the younger members of the community in the interest of the eldest and we thank Kayleigh, Liam and Faye for their generosity," Resource Centre communications officer Stephen Stack said.

The centre is meanwhile keen to bring more and more carers in for its Alzheimer's Carers' Support Group which meets on the second Tuesday of every month.


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