Monday 22 July 2019

Workers back Alzheimer's cause

Workers from two local bodies have come up trumps with fund-raising for the Drogheda Branch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

Staff from Home Instead raised €920 while Borough Council employees contributed €545 for the society's building fund.

The money was raised in response to the society's recent fund-raising re-launch at the West Court hotel attended by Bertie Ahern and Ronnie Delany.

The group are in the process of fundraising for a new Alzheimer's Centre to serve the region at Greenhills.

They are looking to raise up to €1m for the project.

A planning application was submitted recently and they are hoping to see it progressed quickly.

The society is presently based in premises on the Donore Road but must vacate the building next year.

Accordingly, the push to raise the necessary funds for the new centre has now become a real priority, with a number of local firms stepping forward to assist.

Ann Shortt, who chairs the branch's fund-raising committee, said they deeply appreciated the efforts of the workers in both cases.

''We are continuing our efforts to raise the money to build our new Day Care Centre at Greenhills and contributions like these are invaluable to us.

''We welcome any help we can get to make our centre a reality for the benefit of the people of the town and surrounding areas, '' she said.

Ms Shortt also repeated the society's appeal to the corporate sector to come on board and support the fund-raising drive.

Drogheda Independent