Touched by dementia via the loss of her Mum, Joan, Christine decided on joining in on the national Alzheimer’s Cup Cake Day and was immediately joined by Margaret Dode-Angel, Founder of Sussex Support Service who specialises in supporting those living with Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease.
When the ladies needed a town centre venue to sell the cup cakes from, Nick and Claire of Rose and Olive Tea Room on the High Street, jumped at the chance because they too have a friend with the illness although he is only in his thirties.
So, together with help from cup cake bakers, family and friends, on a rather damp Thursday, they managed to raise £220.60! However, they were equally pleased by the people who donated some of that money without the calories of a cake and also the stories they heard from those affected by or caring for loved one’s with Dementia.
Besides all the serious stuff though, everyone enjoyed themselves and that was very much enhanced by the relaxing atmosphere of Rose and Olive. So, Christine and Margaret would like to thank all those who helped, donated and bought a cup cake!
All images Ron Hill (Hill Photographic)