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Downham Dementia is a typical example of the support given by voluntary organisations and is reliant on fundraising, donations and grant funding.
You can support us by coming to one of our fundraising events, making a one-off or regular donation or by remembering us in your will.
All money raised goes locally to those living with dementia and their carers.
We have a dedicated team of volunteers who help to run our dementia cafes, help with coffee mornings and other fundraising. For more information about becoming a volunteer please contact our Café Manager.
We hold regular coffee mornings to raise money for our dementia cafes. You can find the dates of these on our News page.
There are currently 850,000 people in the UK diagnosed with dementia with the figure set to double within the next 20 years. Dementia can affect all ages with 2% of those diagnosed being under 40. The youngest person to be diagnosed is just 28. It is estimated that dementia costs the UK economy £25 bn per year. Despite this, although the amount of funds given to dementia research has increased threefold over the past 10 years, it still only accounts for 2% of the charitable funds dedicated to medical research.
Moreover, the funding for dementia primarily focuses on research and does not take into account the additional costs associated with dementia. Research is absolutely necessary, but there is the often forgotten costs of supporting informal carers who are taking on the responsibility of caring for those affected by dementia and the related illnesses. Very little official support is provided to these selfless carers or the friends and family of people living with dementia and this is why Downham Dementia and the work we do is so vital.
Visit our Memory Giving Page to make a donation
Funding received in 2022 from the following:
Norfolk Community Foundation
Peoples Healthcare Lottery
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