Nottingham Playhouse and Alzheimer’s Society plan new fundraiser

Friday 2nd March 2012

Nottingham Playhouse and local staff from Alzheimer’s Society will be working together this month to raise money for people living with dementia

The charity will be collecting at three performances of Forever Young on March 8th, 9th and 10th. The musical comedy is set in a nursing home for former pantomime performers who are determined to prove they have what it takes to put on a show.

Jayne French, locality manager for Alzheimer’s Society said:

“We are delighted that the Playhouse has offered to support people living with dementia in this way. In Nottinghamshire alone there are 13000 people living with dementia and that number is likely to reach 17000 in 10 years’ time. Alzheimer’s Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. We rely on voluntary donations to continue our important work.”

Giles Croft, Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse and Director of Forever Young said:

“We are delighted to be supporting Alzheimer’s Society with collections after performances of Forever Young at Nottingham Playhouse. Forever Young is a very special piece of theatre – as well as being a hugely enjoyable evening’s entertainment, it is a tremendously poignant play, giving cause for thought about what it is to grow old, and to experience reduced mobility and diseases like Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s Society does fantastic work caring for people with dementia, so we thought it was an ideal opportunity to help them to raise some vital funds.”

Forever Young runs from February 29th to March 10th.

Did you know?

• One in three people over 65 will die with dementia
• Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 750,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia, more than half have Alzheimer’s disease. By 2021 a million people will be living with dementia. This will soar to 1.7 million people by 2051

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Society and the services they offer, please click on their logo:

Alzheimer’s Society