Dementia charity to benefit from Co-op fund
A BRISTOL-based dementia charity has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.
Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) is raising funds to attract volunteers to help them run information events. Their aim is to make the public more Dementia aware and give them information about the varied services which are on offer in Bristol to help them and their loved ones. BDAA also wants to create literature and a resource-rich website to help people living with Dementia.
Commenting on their fundraising plans, Tony Hall, chair of BDAA, said: “BDAA is a tiny charity, run by volunteers, with a huge aim to make Bristol THE Dementia Friendly City in the UK. To that we need the help of the Bristol community.
“To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op shoppers. Every time they buy Co-op own-brand products they get a 5% reward for themselves, and a further 1% goes to local causes like ours.
“At a time when funds for charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Bristol. We really hope that people will visit the website and choose to support us.”
If you’re not a Co-op member and would like to support BDAA, you can join at your local Co-op store or online by visiting: www.coop.co.uk. For more information about BDAA, please visit: www.bristoldaa.co.uk