Chair of the ASI's Irish Dementia Working Group Ronan Smith and Vice-Chair Kathy Ryan
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s annual nationwide Flag Day collection Alzheimer’s Memory Ribbon will be taking place in every county on Thursday, November 22.
The Memory Ribbon campaign is calling on the public to share treasured memories of their loved ones affected by dementia while donating to this worthy cause.
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By sharing a memory and donating €3 to the ASI, members of the public can give a gift that will change lives as every donation made will go directly towards providing vital services to people living with dementia and the loving families who support them.
Members of the public can either buy a Memory Ribbon pin from one of our staff members or volunteers around the country on Thursday, November 22 or on www.alzheimer.ie
Over 700 local volunteers from all over the country – including a number of local schools, men’s sheds, corporate partners and Irish Countrywomen Association – will be selling Memory Ribbon pins at €3 each which will be sold on the streets in communities, towns and cities all over Ireland.
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The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Head of Fundraising Mairéad Dillon said: “Dementia has a devastating impact on families. Services like home care, day care and support groups help thousands of people to cope. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is under-funded and the demand for services is increasing all the time, so we really need support this Christmas if we are to maintain vital services for those desperately needing them.
“By sharing a memory and donating €3 to the Alzheimer Memory Ribbon campaign, members of the public will be giving a gift that will change lives. Every €3 donated will go directly towards providing vital services to people living with dementia and the loving families who support them.
“Every ribbon that members of the public buy will go directly to help fund vital services, like our 51 day care centres around the country which provide specialist care for people with dementia or our home care service which provides trained dementia care workers for people in the comfort and security of their own homes.”