Sight Loss and Dementia Village Appeal

Dementia describes a group of symptoms caused by the gradual death of brain cells, leading to the progressive decline of functions such as memory, orientation, understanding, judgement, calculation, learning, language and thinking.  Dementia is a terminal disease where patients are expected to live between 3 to 5 years after diagnosis.

Dementia directly affects 820,000 people in the UK.  Yet it touches the lives of so many people.  The economists may say dementia costs £23 billion; the true social impact is incalculable.  Dementia costs the UK twice as much as cancer, three times as much as heart disease and four times as much as stroke.

Our Society aims to build a dementia unit which will provide first class facilities for visually impaired people with dementia. The aim of the project is to raise £230,000 to enable us to extend part of Ostley House and create an 11 bedroom wing, with its own dining area, lounge and garden.

As of 16 June 2017 our appeal total is:


If you would like to help support our appeal then please get in touch.  All contributions to this appeal are gratefully received. If you would like to make a donation to our dementia unit appeal that simply click on the MyDonate box below and follow the link to make a payment.

We are also very grateful for the support given by the following grant-making trusts:

Sir John Fisher Foundation

Wolfson Foundation

Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind.  Registered Charity No. 1051674.  Limited Company No. 3133015

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