Wentworth Wooden Puzzles teamed up with The Alzheimer’s Society to help promote their Dementia Action Week campaign in May, asking what action you could take that week to help improve the life of someone living with Dementia.
Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, based in Malmesbury Wiltshire, helped promote and share ideas on how to help people with dementia and ran a promotion where for every jigsaw puzzle sold that week they would donate 10 per cent to The Alzheimer’s Society. They raised an amazing £1,566.20.
Wentworth would like to thank all their customers in helping them raise so much money for The Alzheimer’s Society and for all their messages of support that they gave when placing orders and via social media.
Lucie Fowler, Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for Wiltshire commented: “We were delighted that Wentworth Wooden Puzzles chose to support us during our Dementia Action Week this year. Jigsaws can stimulate memories and conversation for people with dementia and, once completed, can give a valuable sense of achievement and pride; so this was a fitting fundraising partnership.
“The money raised will help Alzheimer’s Society to continue funding vital research and provide support to those living with dementia. We would like to thank both the Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, and their customers, for uniting against dementia. They have helped us to raise awareness of dementia and an incredible amount of money in just one week.”
Jigsaw puzzles are an ideal way to help keep an active mind as Sue Riches founder of the Piece Together jigsaw group highlights: “Any social interaction or brain stimulation as you get older is important. Keeping as active as possible – both mentally and socially, as well as physically – can boost memory and self esteem, and help to avoid depression. Jigsaws are ideal for that.
Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every 3 minutes. 850,000 people are currently living with dementia dementia and that number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021.