Western Isles Lloyds Banking Group colleagues help to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris

The local Bank of Scotland staff helped raise �1,000 for Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris.
The local Bank of Scotland staff helped raise �1,000 for Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris.
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Lloyds Banking Group colleagues from Bank of Scotland, Stornoway, put their baking and catering skills into practice as part of their fundraising effort for their charity of the year Alzheimer Scotland.

Seven colleagues gave up their Saturday morning to help raise £1,000 for the local Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris branch to help people with dementia and their carers by taking part in a Coffee Morning at St Columba’s Church, Stornoway on 26th October.

Margaret Ferguson, Branch Manager, said: “It went very well, we really enjoyed serving tea, coffee and the loads of lovely baking, and it was great to know that at the same time we were helping support the local services of Alzheimer Scotland.”

Throughout 2013/14, Lloyds Banking Group will be working with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland to raise over £2million to help improve the lives of thousands of people with dementia and their carers.

Their pioneering ‘Live Well’ programme will educate people with dementia, their carers and families about how to cope with day to day life and how to plan for the future.

By working together, Lloyds Banking Group, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland will raise awareness of the problems faced by people with dementia and their carers when dealing with personal finances, exploring ways to make the banking sector more ‘dementia friendly’.

Catherine Mackenzie said: “On behalf of the Alzheimer Scotland Lewis and Harris branch I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part from Bank of Scotland, Stornoway.

“They demonstrated excellent team work and their support made a huge difference to us on the day.”