The Alzheimer's Society
I would guess everyone here has been affected by Alzheimer's one
way or another as it is not an illness suffered solely by the
person it as great affect on the families too. Here are some very
- There are currently 750,000 people with dementia in the
- There are over 16,000 younger people with dementia in the
- There will be over a million people with dementia by 2021.
- Two thirds of people with dementia are women.
- One third of people over 95 have dementia.
- 60,000 deaths a year are directly attributed to dementia.
So you can see how worthwhile this charity is and they need all
the help they can get to fight this disabling disease.
A number of fundraising events are being planned for Cllr
Willis's Year in Office, including a Golf Day hopefully once again
at Tredegar & Rhymney Golf Club, and information on these
events will be available on this page as soon as they have been
The Alzheimer's Society Blaenau Gwent Services
"There are an estimated 958 people with dementia living in
Blaenau Gwent, many of whom live at home without may services. The
Blaenau Gwent Services of the Society aims to help people people
with dementia and their families through:
- Outreach & information Project
- Providing information & emotional support
- Signposting to local services which can offer additional
- Home & office visits
- Local carer support meetings
- Younger person with dementia Project
- Organised outings & social events
- Carers' education & information sessions
- Gwent Befriending Project.
All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. There are regular carer
support meetings at Ysbyty'r Tri Chwm, College Road, Ebbw Vale on
the last Monday of the month from 1.30pm to 3pm."
Further information is available from the Blaenau Gwent Services
Telephone: 01495 356755; Email: Blaenau-Gwent@alzheimers.org.uk
; Unit 109 The Innovation Centre, Festival Drive, Victoria Park,
Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 6HZ.
Information on dementia and how it affects people is also
available in the
Alzheimer's Society Leaflet.
To kick start the Appeal a raffle was held after the
Inauguration Meeting and I am pleased to say that a fabulous
£250.00 was raised, thank you.
As at 16th May 2012 the Mayor's Appeal total is
Barclays Bank will be match funding the £645 raised by Tredegar
Quiz Wizards and will be paying the matched amount of £645 direct
to The Alzheimer's Society. This will make the total raised:-
A big thank you to Cllr Brian Scully; Able Touch Joinery; R. E.
Rice Jones; The Crafty Knitters; Mrs E M Jones; Clairtex; Callum,
staff & patrons of The Olympia, Wetherspoons; Janet Karn, Penn
Pharma, Bedwellty Park Bowls, Saron Church and The Clarets (winning
team from The Willows Sunday Quiz Night) for their fabulous
donations to the Appeal - THANK YOU!
Sunday 16th September 2012, Alzheimer's Society Cardiff Memory
The Alzheimer's Society will be holding its Memory Walk at
Cooper's Field, Bute Park, Cardiff. The aim of Memory Walk is to
raise funds to provide services that improve the lives of people
with dementia. The walk commences at 1pm but registration for
the walk takes place prior to this so advisable to arrive by
This event is planned to be a fun filled family day with
entertainment throughout the day including music, children
entertainment and fundraisers. The Memory walkers have the
opportunity to do either a 3.5km or 12km walk talking in some of
the beautiful natual features of Bute Park and Sophia Gardens.
Attending this year's event with be our own Cllr Bernard
Willis who will be making the presentation of a cheque for the
funds he raised during his Year in Office as Tredegar Mayor. He
will also be presenting the Alzheimer's Society with a Welsh Rugby
Grand Slam Team signed rugby ball as part of his Mayor's Appeal
donation. The rugby ball will be raffled on the day to raise more
funds for this very worthy appeal. So please if you have the chance
pop along to Cooper's Field on Sunday to show your support.
Presentation photos available in the Gallery.
Saturday 10th March 2012 - The Mimics
The Mimics are performing at The Moose Hall, Tredegar in aid of
our Mayor's Appeal. Entry is £3 per person and the show starts at
7pm. Tickets are available from Cllr Bernard Willis and the Town
Friday 24th February 2012 - The Patrick Sheen Singers
The Patrick Sheen Singers performed a
concert for the Tredegar Mayor's Appeal at St George's Church,
Tredegar. It was a fabulous night of musical entertainment which
was thoroughly enjoyed by everybody. The whole evening raised £575
for the Appeal and would not have taken place if it was not for
Cllr Anita Hobbs and Father John Davis who between them both
organised and choreographed the whole event - THANK YOU!
During the evening a small raffle was
held with the following prizes generously donated as follows:-
1st Prize - £25 Gift Voucher -
2nd Prize - Bouquet - Lily's Floral Design
3rd Prize - Cut & Blow Dry - Hairplay
4th Prize - £15 Gift Voucher - Air & Air Beauty
5th Prize - Meal for Two - Europa Café
6th Prize - Notebook - Heads of the valley Stationers
7th Prize - Box of Chocolates - The Sweet Stop
8th Prize - Box of Biscuits - Doreen Hall
9th Prize - Tin of Chocolates - Doreen Hall
10th Prize - Perfume Gift Set - Doreen Hall
Mayor's Appeal Raffle
The Mayor's Appeal Raffle Draw took
place at noon in the Council Chamber, Bedwellty House Tredegar on
1st March 2012. The invited guests to monitor and help randomly
draw the tickets were Donna Coughlin (Alzheimer's Society), Jim
Davies, Phillip Skinner, Father John Davis, Rev. Mike Shephard,
Cllr Andrew Cotton and also present were Christine Keane (Town
Clerk) and Annette Jones (RFO). Winners of the prizes are as
1st Prize: London Theatre Weekend
Break for 2 (Donated by Ron Skinner & Sons) - Marilyn
2nd Prize: Helicopter Ride for 2 (Donated by Jim Davies Civil
Engineering) - Beryl Bennett
3rd Prize: Photography session up to the value of £50 (Donated by
Unique Photography Services) - Val Taylor
4th Prize: Meal for 2 & bottle of wine (Donated by
Wetherspoons) - Stuart Price
5th Prize: £20 Voucher (Donated by The Sunshack) - Mr
6th Prize: £20 Meal Voucher (Donated by The Fir Tree Inn) -
7th Prize: £20 Voucher (Donated by Little Gems) - Mrs
8th Prize: Gift from Gemtime Jewellers - Andrew
9th Prize: £20 Voucher (Donated by Cheveux Hair & Beauty Spot)
- Mrs D Rowberry
10th Prize: Bouquet of Flowers (Donated by Park Place Florists) -
Mrs M Bufton
Thank you to everyone who sold/bought
the raffle tickets and for the generous donation of prizes. The
Raffle raised £1500 for the Appeal.
Saturday 15th October 2011 - Tredegar Mayor's Charity Golf
Tredegar & Rhymney Golf Club will be hosting the Annual
Mayor's Charity Golf Day with all proceeds in aid of the Tredegar
Mayor's Appeal. First Tee off is at 10am and multiple prizes to be
won. Entry fee is £40 per Visitors Team and £20 per Members Team
with Teams of four STABLEFORD Competition, best 3 Scores on each
hole. Further details are available from Tredegar & Rhymney
Golf Club Tel: 01685 840743
Charity Golf Day poster.
Closing the Appeal:-
As the new Mayor takes Office in May 2012 this Appeal is closed
and the New Mayor opens his Appeal.
On Sunday 16th September 2012 Cllr Willis attended
the Alzheimer's Society Cardiff Memory Walk which took place at
Cooper's Field, Bute Park Cardiff. The event was a fun filled
family day out which gave friends and family a chance to catch up
and have some fun whilst fundraising. It was a fabulous day with
live music and kid's entertainment. It was the ideal opportunity
for Cllr Willis to present the cheque from his Mayor's Appeal,
final total £8487.73 (including Barclays match funding), with the
rugby ball signed by the Grand Slam winning Welsh Rugby Team. The
Alzheimer's Society will be giving the rugby ball as a gift to the
person who raised the most funds for this year's Memory Walk.
Thank you to everyone who so graciously donated, not
just money but time to help Cllr Willis raised this wonderful
amount for his Appeal.