The Glamorgan branch of the FUW joined the battle against dementia with cupcakes at the recent official Cup Cake Day. Raising money for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, they sold cakes outside the FUW offices in Cowbridge.
Glamorgan county executive officer Rachel Saunders said: “We had such a fantastic day and I would like to thank everyone who supported us, including our members and the general public who were passing the office. I’m really happy that we managed to raise so much money for this worthy cause.
“A special thank you however has to go to my sister Cath, who gets the star baker award for baking all of the delicious cupcakes!”
Cheryl George from Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, also supported the event in Cowbridge and bought a whole plate of cakes.
She said: “I would like to extend a huge thank you to the FUW for uniting with us against dementia to support people affected by the condition across Wales through the cupcake day initiative.
“Dementia research is desperately underfunded and there are not enough researchers and clinicians joining the fight against dementia. Five times fewer researchers choose to work on dementia than on cancer.
“Alzheimer’s Society is committed to spending at least £150 million over the next decade on dementia research to improve care for people today and find a cure for tomorrow. This includes £50 million to develop the UK’s first dedicated Dementia Research Institute and every penny raised will help us achieve that goal.”
FUW head office also held a cupcake day and between both offices have raised over £500 for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru with more money coming in.