£155 boost for charity

Academy principal Alison Jobling, left, and assistant head Alison Hayes giving �155 to dementia adviser Paul Devine.
Academy principal Alison Jobling, left, and assistant head Alison Hayes giving �155 to dementia adviser Paul Devine.

Staff at Blyth Academy have been getting the blues to help dementia sufferers.

They heeded a plea by the Alzheimer’s Society’s Northumberland team to wear denim for dementia during a staff training day at the Chase Farm Drive school, raising £155.

Rebecca Scott, a community fundraiser for the charity, said: “Staff and students at Blyth Academy are worth their weight in gold for all the 4,850 families affected by dementia in Northumberland.

“We rely on such generosity to provide the services that people who have dementia in and around Blyth rely on, and the school’s positive attitude to making things better has been invaluable.”

For information about services in south east Northumberland for people with dementia, call 01670 813255.