Balloon launch to mark World Alzheimer’s Day

Event to mark World Alzheimer's Day at Cedar Court Care Home in Cranleigh SUS-150929-085635001
Event to mark World Alzheimer's Day at Cedar Court Care Home in Cranleigh SUS-150929-085635001

On Tuesday September 22 the residents, staff and friends of Cedar Court Care Home, Cranleigh gathered to mark World Alzheimer’s Day with a balloon launch.

This annual event at the Home raises awareness throughout the community for those with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Despite the rain, friends and relatives arrived to meet guest of honour, the Bishop of Guildford, Rt Revd Andrew Watson.

Also in attendance was the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mrs Elizabeth Kennedy and the Mayor of Waverley, Mike Band. Everyone was entertained by a rousing performance by the Lammas Bell ringers of Godalming as well as an outstanding performance by The Choir from St Nicholas C of E School, Cranleigh.

Taking a chance during the break from the rain, many guests collected outside to launch a host of balloons into the Cranleigh sky.

Each balloon was purchased and the total amounted to over £250 which will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society.

New Manager, Nyms Sithole, witnessing her first event at Cedar Court, said: “Everyone who came along had a smile on their face.

“We are very proud of the work we do at Cedar Court and it was lovely to see so many members of our community joining us to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.”

Report and pictures contributed by Christopher Dunican.