Shop’s help for dementia sufferers

Showing their support: Georgina Horsley, Darren Hammond, Kate Marshall, group chairman Heather Gilling and Celia White.

Showing their support: Georgina Horsley, Darren Hammond, Kate Marshall, group chairman Heather Gilling and Celia White.

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STAFF and shoppers at a supermarket in Market Deeping have helped to raise more than £1,600 for charity in the last year.

In-store tombolas, raffles and a quiz night have all been among the activities organised by the Anglia Co-operative in Godsey Lane in aid of Dementia Support South Lincs.

The store has already pledged to continue its support for another year.

Staff member Georgina Horsley said: “Dementia Support South Lincs provides such a vital service in the area and has to raise so much money so we decided we wanted to give the group our support.

“Our customers were so generous at every fundraising event and we know they’ll get behind everything we do this year for the group.”

Dementia Support South Lincs provides support services in The Deepings, Bourne and Stamford, as well as providing a special group for younger sufferers and regular social activities.

The charity needs about £10,000 each year to keep the service running.

Group chairman Heather Gilling said: “The group is very much a lifeline.”