Cupcake day held in Sprowston to raise awareness of dementia

Barbara Lashley and Michael Graves, both of the Dementia Friendly Sprowston Group. Photo: Broadland

Barbara Lashley and Michael Graves, both of the Dementia Friendly Sprowston Group. Photo: Broadland District Council. - Credit: Archant

A cupcake day has been held in Sprowston as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of dementia across the country.

The Alzheimer's Society encouraged various local organisations to get involved with the scheme by hosting their own cupcake sales.

And earlier this month the Dementia Friendly Sprowston Group hosted its own event at the Sprowston Diamond Centre, off School Lane.

Margaret Young, from the group, said: 'In addition to the tempting range of delicious cakes on offer, we also had plants and herbs on sale. We are very pleased to have raised £130 today for the Alzheimer's Society which is working so hard with the ever increasing problem of dementia. Thank you to all who attended.'

The event was part of a larger project to make Sprowston a dementia friendly community. The Alzheimer's Society is aiming to create dementia-friendly communities across the UK.


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