Over £250 for the Alzheimer’s Society was raised by teams at the Mayor’s Halloween Charity Quiz. The Council Chamber was full to capacity in a keenly fought contest that kept Quizmaster Brian Constable on his toes. Congratulations to the winning team “All the Kings Men” and to Brian and his team for working so hard to make the evening such good fun for everyone.

Funds raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Society and Liz Taylor of the local group said thankyou on behalf the Charity and spoke for a few minutes about their work in Dover.

 The Mayor, Councillor Sue Jones said

 I would like to thank the teams that supported this charity fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society that does such brilliant work to make life that little bit easier and less lonely for those living with dementia and those who care for them. Thanks also to Brian and the behind the scenes crew who worked so hard to give us an evening full of fun with some pretty hard head-scratching thrown in!

 The Alzheimer’s Society invests in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention. They fight for the rights of everyone affected by dementia and raise awareness, pushing for a more dementia friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice. Since June 2017 more than 2 million people have signed up to become Dementia Friends and learn about the small things they can do to support people with dementia in their communities. A national telephone helpline offers information, advice and emotional support to all those affected by dementia. Help is also available on line and through over 200 free publications. Locally in Dover the Society runs a Dementia café, a Peer Support Group and an Activities Club.