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Network raises dementia awareness with schools competition

25th April 2019

Dementia_materials.jpgAs part of its activities to raise awareness and challenge myths and stereotypes about dementia, the Cheshire and Merseyside dementia network has been engaging with schools to open up conversations with children and their families. 

Earlier this month, the SCN and dementia network launched a competition for school aged children to design a logo for the network. Entries are coming in hard and fast, with 200 already received. On the competition flyer, kindly distributed with the help of local authorities, schools were also encouraged to download teaching materials from the Alzheimer’s Society website. It’s wonderful to see schools’ willingness to get involved and talk with the children about dementia.

As a further boost, SCN colleagues raised over £200 through a raffle and coffee and cake morning at Vanguard House on 12th April. The money raised will fund a prize for the competition, with the remainder donated to a dementia charity. The winning logo will feature on all promotional and stationery materials used by the dementia network.

The winner will be presented with their prize in front of an audience of more than 170 people at our Dementia Matters partnership event at Royal Liverpool Hospital on 24th May. We’re also looking for a ‘big name’ to present the prize and are keen to hear from any of you who knows of a local celebrity who might be willing to support the cause. This would make the occasion even more special, as well as giving dementia awareness the profile it truly deserves.

If you can help, please contact Sharon McMonnies at the SCN at sharon.mcmonnies1@nhs.net

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