STAFF and customers at a Market Deeping foodstore are helping to maintain a “lifeline” service for dementia sufferers and their families in the area.
A year of fundraising at the Anglia Co-operative store in Godsey Lane has generated over £1,600 for Dementia Support South Lincs – an independent group helping around 150 local families touched by the condition.
And the store has pledged to continue to fundraise for the group throughout 2012 – aiming to give it another four-figure boost.
Dementia Support South Lincs provides support groups in Deeping, Stamford and Bourne, as well as providing a special group for younger sufferers and regular social activities.
Chairman Heather Gilling experiences the value of the group first-hand as her husband, John, was diagnosed with dementia in 2003.
She says: “The group is very much a lifeline. Dementia is a horrible condition affecting people in different ways and through the group you realise you’re not alone.”