Exeter Dementia Action Alliance shortlisted in Exeter Community awards 2016

The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance were delighted to be shortlisted at the Exeter Community awards 2016 in the category of ‘Friendly Community Together’.

Ann McCauley, wife of Dan who lives with Dementia and resides at Green Tree Court care home in Exeter attended the evening.

“I would like to express my thanks to Gina and the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance for inviting and including Dan and myself at the Exeter Community awards on Friday night. I am sorry an award was not forthcoming this time however Dan and I had a great time and it was great to go out together again knowing help was on hand if needed.

The Alliance is a wonderful and greatly needed organisation which recognises the needs of both the person living with dementia and their carer in dealing with this debilitating disease.

Since meeting Gina I have found her very caring, dedicated and focused on trying to get the community to recognise the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. I am sure many carers have been through exactly what I have i.e. Frustration ,guilt ,despair and many more emotions, and feel there is no one who understands.

Now, we have the Alliance so let’s get as many of you on board as we can to get everyone more educated on this horrible disease which as I have found out doesn’t just happen to other people!”.

Gina Awad said “this is exactly why we do what we do. Raising awareness, educating the community and aspiring to promote social inclusion. But what is equally crucial is recognising the daily difficulties families and carers encounter.

We were truly delighted to be able to invite Dan & Ann for a really enjoyable evening out as well as the opportunity to see many local recipients recognised for their dedication to the people of our remarkable city of Exeter”.

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Dan and Ann McCauley at Sandy Park alongside Gina Awad and Colin Bray representing the Alliance

 

 

 

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