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Cupcakes are a trolley good idea for dementia appeal

17 June 2016

Fundraising

Thursday 16 June was designated Cupcake Day by the Alzheimer’s Society and the Dementia Team and Alzheimer’s Society representatives from Southend University got in on the act with a trolley brimming with delicious cupcakes.

The trolley made its way round the wards and departments for selling cakes to relatives, staff and patients, not only brightening their day but also hoping to raise £200 for the dementia appeal at the hospital.

Michael Daley, Dementia Practitioner at Southend, said: "Thank you to everyone who bought a cupcake, it will help make a real difference to our appeal. it was great to meet so many people and raise awareness not just of the appeal but also of the services we and the Alzheimer's Society offer within the Trust."

The appeal aims to raise £100,000 to provide two therapeutic and interactive day rooms at the hospital, as well as specialist hearing aids, bed and chair sensors, mobile sensory units and reminiscence items such as memory boxes.