53% of Target Raised
Published on 21 February 14
As you know, we successfully reached our previous target of €20,000 with our charity "Walk for Peggy and Casper" back in December. Well, our fundraising didn't stop there.
We've continued our efforts since then and revised our target to €50,000. The reason for this, as we've mentioned, is that the annual costs of running and maintaining the "Mobile Outreach Unit" (or dementia bus) amounts to €50,000. So how are we doing? Well, we've now raised €26,547, so we're now at 53% of our target! A big big thank you to everyone who has helped us raised these funds to date!
'The mobile outreach unit’ - or dementia bus – will be funded by the Peggy Mangan Foundation and will provide an information and support service to people with dementia and their families in their local communities. The unit will be staffed by the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. The unit will give the staff from the Alzheimer’s Society, and volunteers associated with it, an opportunity to increase awareness about dementia and promote brain health. The unit will be used at shopping centres, car parks, farmers markets, community halls and bring a service into the heart of Irish communities. We want to use this service to ensure that no-one faces dementia alone and that we can help answer your questions and guide you along the best possible route.