Carol service set to bring festive cheer to Cambridge
06 December 2017
Christmas cheer is set to arrive in Cambridge on 14 December with a carol service organised by the UK’s leading dementia research charity and a local care home.
Taking place in St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road at 7:30pm, the service offers festive songs, mince pies and hot drinks to those who attend.
The free-to-attend carol service has been devised by Alzheimer’s Research UK and Cambridge Manor, a local care home that specialises in care for people with dementia.
Funds raised from the carol service will go to Alzheimer’s Research UK to help fund vital research into the condition.
There are now over 850,000 people living in the UK with dementia, and it recently became the country’s leading cause of death.
Despite this, there are no treatments capable of slowing or preventing dementia.
James Chandler, Community Development Manager at Cambridge Manor, said:
“As a specialist dementia home, raising awareness about the condition is very close to our hearts.
“It is a privilege to be working with Alzheimer’s Research UK on this event, which should give our residents a fabulous evening and highlight all the good work that is done every day by the charity and its members.
“We want to thank Alzheimer’s Research UK, St Luke’s Church and all the people involved in bringing this event together.”
Jess Sayer, Regional Fundraising Officer for the East with Alzheimer’s Research UK said:
“We are delighted to be hosting our carol service in Cambridge with the support of Cambridge Manor.
“Christmas can be a difficult time of year for those who have lost loved ones to dementia. This carol service will be a chance to remember those we have lost, while also looking to a future that is free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
“That future will only be possible through research. The carol service at St Luke’s Church on 14 December will help to fund vital research into treatments for dementia.”
To learn more about Alzheimer’s Research UK, visit our website, www.alzheimersresearchuk.org