Royal Hotel Cookstown raise £6,000 for dementia charity

The Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group wish to thank Stephen and the Thom family for choosing the Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group as the Royal Hotel's charity of the year 2015 - 2016.
The Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group wish to thank Stephen and the Thom family for choosing the Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group as the Royal Hotel's charity of the year 2015 - 2016.

The Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group have expressed their delight and thanks to Stephen and the Thom family for choosing the Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group as the Royal Hotel’s charity of the year.

The cheque for £6,500.00 which was presented to Ann Cardwell on behalf of the group at the Charity Ball on Saturday 5th March 2016 has given such a massive boost to funds to this small local charity.

“Not only have we received financial reward but during the past year a lot more people have been made aware of the existence of the support group and the support which we can provide to carers of people of people living with dementia in the Mid Ulster Area,” said Ann.

“We want to thank Tanya most sincerely for all the hard work she puts into all the fund-raising events during the year, it is this hard work which gets the results. A

“lan thank you for the part you played all year with all the events and to the staff of the hotel a big thank you.

“And to Mr Richard McKeown the hotel photographer for the use of all the photographs throughout the year.”

Tanya and Ann would both like to thank everyone who supported all the fund-raising events during the year, the charity ball, the tea dances, the murder mystery nights, the craft fairs, the wedding fair and the purchase of raffle tickets at all events during the year.

Ann added: “We would also like to thank most sincerely those who sponsored the Cube event and all the participants who took part on the night and those who attended the event.

“To all the businesses and individuals who supplied the raffle prizes throughout the year a special thank you for your kind donations.

“Without the support of all of these people this amazing sum could not have been achieved, Thank you all for the part you played.”

Last year, the Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group published a book for carers of people living with dementia - “Living with Dementia and Beyond.”

The group decided to publish the book to make carers of people living with dementia aware that they as a support group are here if and when you need to call on them for help, support and a listening ear, maybe just to rant about how you are feeling and coping.