Fundraisers for Marie Curie and the Alzheimer’s Society have expressed thanks to Seamus Gillan for his generous donation of a horse trap and horse gig toward their big charity auction on Saturday May 3.
The Auction taking place at 11am in Armoy Livestock market aims to raise funds for two very worthwhile charities, Alzheimer’s Society and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
One of the main causes of disability later in life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, is dementia. As a country we spend much less on dementia than on these other conditions.
Dementia describes different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function, the most common is Alzheimers disease.
Usually progressive and eventually severe, Alzheimers is not an inevitable part of ageing, as many people believe. Symptoms will gradually get worse as it progresses and unfortunately there is no cure.
Currently there are over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, 17,000 of whom are under 65 years of age. 60,000 deaths a year are directly attributable to dementia, yet it receives substantially less research funding than other life threatening diseases. Whilst there is no cure, delaying the onset of dementia by five years would halve the number of deaths from the condition, saving 30,000 lives a year.
The Alzheimer’s Society is a support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.
Fundraiser Malachy Butler said he would like to thank all those who have donated items already and looks forward to receiving further donations in support of these worthwhile causes, he also said that the group are keen to get donations from anywhere in the country, distance is no object for the causes.
A variety of donations would help make this auction a success, such as gift vouchers, art, equipment from any industry, sports memorabilia, machinery, vehicles, fuel, animals; cattle, sheep, etc.
For more information or to make donation please contact Malachy Butler 07761840917, Sam Carson 07074751487 /02820751487; James Duncan 07768605332; Danny McAllister 07835999630 / 02821771227. Alternatively, visit the Marie Curie Moyle facebook page www.facebook.com/mariecuriemoyle