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31 August 2011

Concert Raises Over £6,000 for Alzeihmers Charity

A concert organised by the Law Society of Northern and featuring performances from solicitors has hit the right note after raising over £6,000 in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The ‘Bop to you Drop’ concert which was organised by former Law Society President Joe Donnelly and solicitor Mary Murnaghan took place in June and was sponsored by the Northern Bank.

BBC Newsline presenter Sarah Travers who is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society was on hand this week to receive the cheque from the President of the Law Society Brian Speers, concert organiser Joe Donnelly and Amber Law, Manager with the Northern Bank.

The Alzheimer’s Society supports people suffering from dementia and their carer’s and is the chosen charity of the year for the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Speaking after the presentation Brian Speers, President of the Law Society Said

“We are absolutely delighted to be presenting theAlzheimer’s Society with a cheque for over £6,000 raised by our members.

We hope that the money raised will helpthe Alzheimer’s Society in the invaluable work and support which they provide for people who have dementia and their families.”

Caroline Greer from the Alzheimer’s Society said:

"Our vision is of a radically improved world for people living with dementia- a world where they can live with dignity, free from discrimination. People's rights do not diminish because they have dementia. We are proud to be supported by Law Society of Northern Ireland and the impressive funds raised by this event will enable us to continue delivering important dementia services across the province."

 

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