Afternoon Tea in Newry raises £3700 for Alzheimer’s Society

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A Newry Afternoon Tea event has raised an impressive £3700 for Alzheimer’s Society. tea1The Afternoon Tea event was hosted by the Hughes’ in their family run Boulevard Restaurant in memory of their mum, Anne, who sadly passed away following her dementia illness. Along with their dad, Frank, the four sisters spent a wonderful afternoon with their family, friends and neighbours reminiscing and chatting over cups of tea and cream buns whilst raising much needed funds for Alzheimer’s Society. Angela McAteer, one of the sisters, said, ‘We thoroughly enjoyed the event and were completely overwhelmed with the support we received for our Afternoon Tea in memory of Mummy. tea2“We wish to thank our family and friends for coming along and making it a truly memorable day for our entire family circle. Alzheimer’s Society champions the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them. Angela added, “I am very proud that our fundraising efforts will help make a real difference for the charity and I know that Mum would have been very proud too.” Maeveen McNabb, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society in Tyrone said, “We are extremely grateful to Frank Hughes and his daughters Angela, Ann, Bronagh and Marie for all the time and energy they put into this Afternoon Tea for Alzheimer’s Society. “As a charity, we rely on the generosity of families like the Hughes’ to help us support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow. Maeveen added, “We would like to wish the entire Hughes family the best of luck at the Stormont Memory Walk, joining thousands of others who are walking together for a world without dementia.”

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