Megan raises £600 to help her grandma

A schoolgirl from Bedlington has raised more than £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society after being inspired by her grandmother.

Meadowdale Academy pupil Megan Duncan was prompted to boost the charity’s coffers to say thank you to its staff for helping her grandmother Kath Duncan, who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

The 13-year-old organised cake stalls and competitions at school, as well as a non-uniform day, in a bid to help the charity, which is striving to make life better for people with dementia and their carers.

“My grandma, who lives with us, inspired me to do it all because she has got the disease,” Megan said.

“People from the Alzheimer’s Society came to our home to help us and we just wanted to show our appreciation because they do so much for us.”

Megan is also planning to one day complete the Great North Run to raise money for the for the Alzheimer’s Society.

She added: “I’m very close to my grandma. She’s always been there for me and I can talk to her about anything.

“You can see it is getting worse. She is deteriorating which is upsetting but I’ll always have lovely memories of her.

“My granny’s so special. When I’m upset she’ll always come and talk to me.

“She’s always there for me. She’s interested in my horses as well which is great.”