Nursing homes go head-to-head to beat dementia

 

Thirteen teams from across all six Hillcroft Nursing homes went head-to-head at the Alzheimer’s Mighty Quiz to beat dementia.

On Thursday 11th April, all teams met up at the Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research.

Hillcroft were proud to hand over a cheque of £750 to Alzheimer’s Research.

Simon McDermott, North West Regional Fundraising Officer, said: “We are so grateful to Hillcroft Nursing Homes for supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK.

“Dementia affects a huge proportion of the population – one in three people over 65 in the UK will die with some form of the condition. Fantastic fundraising efforts like this will help us to defeat dementia sooner”.

Alzheimer’s Research powers world class studies focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatments for dementia. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this number is expected to rise to over 1 million by 2025.

The quiz champions of the evening were the Ridiculous 6 from the Lancaster Home.

Louise Mattinson, one of the directors at Hillcroft Nursing Homes, said: “Dementia affects so many people and with Hillcroft taking care of residents suffering with dementia, it was decided that there couldn’t be a more fitting event to get behind.

“It was a great opportunity to get staff together from each home and unite against dementia.

“We raised an incredible amount of money for Alzheimer’s Research and are pleased to be supporting such an amazing charity. Our wonderful quiz master, Wendy from O&W Entertainment, also donated her fee to the cause. A huge thank you to everyone who took part and to local businesses who kindly donated raffle prizes”.