Guild hands over cash to dementia charity

March 27 2018
Guild hands over cash to dementia charity

Members of the Henleaze Townswomen’s evening Guild collected a total of £980 in 2017/18 for the charity BRACE, which works across the South West of England funding university-based dementia research.

The Guild chairman, Shirley Phillips, said: “This shows the splendid commitment of our Guild members.”  

Shirley presented a cheque to the president of BRACE, Susan Marshfield, at the Guild’s AGM meeting on 7 March. Susan gave an interesting talk about the brain centre at Southmead Hospital and the aims of BRACE to improve our understanding of the causes of dementia, improve diagnosis and develop new forms of treatment.

Guild members were keen to raise funds for dementia research as well as collaborating with Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA), especially during Dementia Awareness Week in May 2017, to raise dementia awareness in Henleaze and Westbury Park.

 The Henleaze and Westbury Voice reported last year on the collaboration of The Henleaze Townswomen’s evening Guild with Bristol Dementia Action Alliance to hold the Henleaze Dementia Awareness Roadshow at St Peter’s Church.  

Guild members were active in visiting shops and businesses in Henleaze and Westbury Park last year to give out copies of BDAA’s booklet “Guide to Understanding Dementia”.