Denim for Dementia boosts charity appeal

The manager of a Fairhaven residential complex donned his jeans for work in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Denim for Dementia.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 1:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 1:50 pm
David Kent, house manager at Homelinks House, Fairhaven

David Kent, house manager at Homelinks House, raised £184 for the appeal.

He said: “It’s been very difficult during Covid and lockdown as the residents have been unable to use the communal lounge, so the fund-raising event Denim for Dementia was a welcome

addition to connect with residents, and I went around the property in my ‘rock hippie’ outfit collecting donations and spreading love and peace!”

David is a dementia champion and is looking forward to starting Dementia Friends information sessions after taking up his post in December 2020.

He works for Rendall and Rittner, a property management company which takes care of Homelinks House, a private residential complex for older people.

Margaret Clarke, a resident at Homelinks House, said: “It was lovely to see the laughter the event created, as well as the fantastic response of raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.”