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  1. 1. newsletter Autumn 2012 www.alzheimers-brace.orgIncreasing Silver Light in theunderstanding fundraisers darknessAndrea Tales on research made Rising to our 25th anniversary A personal insight from apossible by your funding, page 8 fundraising challenge, page 4 dementia campaigner, page 12 Jo Earlham, top, with her father, bottom, with her local MP, Hugo Swire. Running For Brace Jo Earlam, a keen As a child I wasn’t good “I’ve set advice was always at competitive sport but the same: “It’s only pain, it marathon runner, we were an active family, myself a target won’t kill you!” talks about why she always walking together, to run cycling, swimming and 50 marathons It’s a mantra I’ve repeated is running to raise to myself many times occasionally running. by the time money for BRACE. I’m 50” on long distance walks, My Dad always took cycles and other physical part and was a prime challenge events. motivator. However hard I pushed myself, Dad would Running was always the always push me harder. When thing I least enjoyed, I complained – as I often did – his continued on page 21 | BRACE www.alzheimers-brace.org
  2. 2. continued from page 1but I had a long held fascination with the LondonMarathon, and thought it a good way to celebrate I built my marathon tally up slowly – 18 months later doing my second, then gradually more including Jack’s Lads Triumph on Golf Daybeing 40. Edinburgh, Belfast, Paris and last November, my 10th, Yet another superb Golf Day – lovely weather, the Henbury New York.That was back in 2005, the plan being to do it as a course immaculate and over £3,700 raised for BRACE.one-off – tick that ambition as achieved. Around the same time I learnt that Dad, who’s 70, has vascular dementia. I lost my two grandmothers, myIt was the hardest thing I’d ever done, but somehow mother-in-law, and a dear friend to Alzheimer’s, andthe long hours of training turned into a liking for two years ago another friend in his 50s was diagnosedrunning, that has since developed into a deep passion. with PCA, the same type of dementia as the author Terry Pratchett. I think it was fate to secure a charity place for BRACE in the 2012 London Marathon, where I was delighted to get a PB of 04:05:07, and know that Dad was proudly watching on the television. As a long time charity fundraiser, it seems totally relevant now to focus on trying to help overcome dementia. I especially want to support BRACE because it is funding vital work to find a cure for this terrible brain crippling disease. When I see my Dad suffering – and my mum as his carer too – I feel sorrow for them both. One of the things that made this Golf Day extra topped off by my lads wining the trophy – Jack would special was that the winners were “Jack’s Lads”, the be very proud of them. We’ve had such a fantastic When I run, yes I do feel pain, but it’s a different kind sons and grandsons of BRACE Trustee and volunteer day, the weather was perfect and the atmosphere of pain, a kind that won’t kill you, a kind you can run Susan Marshfield. Tim and Jon Marshfield and their was so supportive.” through and overcome. sons Tom (aged 20) and Billy (aged 16), beat 22 other teams to lift the trophy. Many thanks to everyone who took part or helped That’s why I’ve set myself a target to run 50 marathons in any way and to Henbury Golf Club for hosting by the time I’m 50 in 2015 – currently 37 to go! Susan’s husband Jack died from dementia in 1993 the tournament. Special thanks, as always, go to and she has given BRACE great service ever since, Roger and Pat Higgins and their team, committed And that’s why I’m choosing to raise money for BRACE. including many years as a Trustee. She said, “It’s volunteers who make this event happen year on year. www.justgiving.com/Jo-EarlamBRACE wonderful that my time working with BRACE could be January 2013 Programme of Events 2012/2013 Wed 9 Story of Weston The BRACE Trustees said thank you but not farewell to Susan Marshfield in July. Please check the events page on our website for updates (BRACE is supported charity, details t.b.a.) Susan has been a Trustee for ten yearsSEPTEMBER November and a volunteer for even longer, and hasSun 23 A Night to Remember’ 25th ‘ Sat 10 Linda Alvis’s Christmas February decided to step down from the Board of Anniversary evening. The Bazaar, Special guest Don Trustees later this year. Tobacco Factory Theatre, Cameron, 94 Worrall Road, Thu 28 Capsule in a case” at “ Bristol, 6.30pm Clifton 11am to 4pm Elizabeth Hall, Hambrook After thanking her for all her hard work, the – 10.30am – watch out for Trustees invited Susan to accept the new position ofSat 29 ollection at Co-op, C Sat 10 Christmas Card Charity Sale, further details President of the charity. We are delighted to report Portishead Somerset Hall, High Street,Sun 30 Bristol Half Marathon Portishead 10am to 12 noon that Susan has accepted! President Susan! April 2013OCTOBER DECEMBER Sat 28 Spring Concert at St George’s, BristolSat 6 Autumn Fair, Newman Hall, Sun 9 BRACE Carol Service, St Mary Julia Hwang and The Bristol Westbury-on-Trym, Redcliffe Church, 3pm Male Voice Choir 3pm 10am – 12.30pm Tue 11 Collection at Tesco, Susan said, “I was taken completely by surpriseFri 19 and Sat 20 Kenn Road, Clevedon when I was asked to take on this role, and it’s a Collection at Morrisons, Wed 12 and Thurs 13 MAY 2013 great honour. I shall still be helping BRACE as a Fishponds Collection at Tesco Golden mon 13 RACE Annual Meeting at B volunteer and speaker, of course, and I hope toSat 20 Card Sale – Backwell Parish Hill, Horfield, Bristol Mercure Bristol North (The encourage more people to join the fight against BRACE Chairman Alan Parsons presents Susan Marshfield Hall 10am-12 noon Grange) from 7pm Alzheimer’s.” with a bouquet after the Trustees’ meeting in July2 | BRACE www.alzheimers-brace.org call the BRACE appeal office on 0117 340 4831 Autumn 2012 | 3
  3. 3. Students in UWE’s Medical Science Society organised a sponsored “bounce” on a bouncy castle. They kept this going in relays over 24 hours, a dizzying experience. Further activity is planned for the autumn with the new intake of students. Matt Harris, a young photographer with his own business in Yate, dedicated a weekend to taking portraits with all proceeds to BRACE. He raised £500. Matt did Staff at Western Power this in memory of his grandfather, Distribution found out a former professional footballer about Silver Service who died last year after a long after holding a cake Silver battle with Alzheimer’s. Matt was sale for BRACE. The sale supported by local MP and Pensions raised £125 and, having Minister, Steve Webb. joined the fundraising campaign, they quickly Matt said “My grandad was such an took their contribution inspiration to me. After he became to £750. fundraisers! ill I realised how important it is to work hard and achieve something with my life. My business is going Some supporters haveAs the year has gone from strength to strength and I raised funds in the wanted to give something back to course of their work.on, we have steadily Doveton Press, who support the great work that BRACEbuilt up the list does for Alzheimer’s research.” print this Newsletter,of businesses and are collecting donationscommunity groups from customers bycommitted to Toni and Ashley from inviting them to add TS Staff Training Nine members of staff at Fishponds with Alzheimer’s patients every day, a voluntary £1 topraising at least Family Medical Practice entered the so it’s a cause that is really close to up when they pay completed a skydive£500 for BRACE by for BRACE in July. Two Bristol 10k race. They also produced our hearts.” their invoices. Avanti31st December. of their colleagues one of the most striking photos we Hygiene are making have been sent. Rachel Wring, a At time of writing, we do not yet have a regular monthly were prevented by bad phlebotomist, says, “Everyone at the the final total from their fundraising, donation to BRACE.Those taking part weather from joining practice knows someone who has been but it runs to many hundreds of them but are planning ahave shown flair and affected by Alzheimer’s, and we work pounds and is still rising. jump later in the year. We can’t do justice toimagination in their This is actually the all our Silver Servicefundraising, and we second successive year fundraisers here, but wehope they are also that this company has hope that these selectedhaving fun doing it! chosen BRACE as its highlights give an idea supported charity. of what is happening. In our next Newsletter, we On joining the campaign IOP Publishing immediately Among the first to expect to report on some increased their target to £5,000 and planned a series pass their £500 target exciting fundraising by of fundraising events. These started with a “pub quiz” were the residents schools and churches as held in their office, which raised over £500. IOP’s of Plowright House, well as businesses. next event was a staff social based around watching a sheltered housing European Championship football on television. We welcome newcomers complex in Hanham, to the Silver Service South Gloucestershire. Further events were organised in July and one of campaign right up to their staff, Phil Semple, took part in a 24 hour off the end of the year, road relay race. He covered an astonishing 120 km please contact the BRACE (75 miles). He finished with blisters and aching limbs, appeal office if you are and hobbled over the finishing line with the aid of a interested. borrowed walking stick. We applaud his commitment and endurance. As we complete this Newsletter, IOP’s fundraising has already reached £4,000 for the year.4 | BRACE www.alzheimers-brace.org call the BRACE appeal office on 0117 340 4831 Autumn 2012 | 5
  4. 4. Sponsored events round up Jamie Tippett with young supportersGillian Taylerprepares to run theLondon Marathon Nina Barrett and Darin Melville were Clair Morris looking amazingly dubbed “Supergran and Superman” energetic after 18 miles! by their local newspaper) The most high profile of all Neil Drew was due to run in the 2011 Supporters around the country The BUPA 10k in May followed sponsored events in the UK is the marathon but was injured shortly found events where they could part of the route of the Olympic London Marathon. We have five beforehand in a tragic road accident raise funds for BRACE. Jon Hartnoll Marathon and we were represented Gold Bond places but, with a place which cost a friend his life. Neil ran the Forest of Dean Half by Vicky Ledbury and Stella Kench. carried forward and five runners was determined to complete the Marathon, while Daniel ButtressThis year, more people are securing their own places, no fewer challenge he had set himself, feeling ran in both Brighton and Reading. Many of our participants incoming forward to raise than eleven wore the BRACE logo that he owed it all those who had sponsored events are caring formoney for us by taking this year. Nina Barrett, Nicola sponsored him. His achievement is Chris Rudall, from Worcestershire, someone with dementia or are Greenwood, Ann Gill, John Cowham, all the more remarkable considering ran the Blakedown Bolt (a 10,000 raising funds in memory of a lovedpart in sponsored events. Jamie Tippett, Gillian Tayler, Jo that he ran a marathon in Bristol metre run) in June and, as we go one. We haven’t told their storiesWe can’t thank all of them Earlam, Clair Morris, Lysander three days earlier and then cycled to to print, is preparing for a 95 mile here, but we admire the courageproperly in the limited Bryant, Tricia Blackborow and Neil London for his second marathon! slog from Blakedown to Cardiff. and determination they showed Drew – we are extremely grateful to Chris, who is in the RAF, showed in trying to make sure that futurespace available here, The outstanding fundraiser this year his versatility by running a cake generations do not need to suffer all of you.though we have done our was Nina Barrett. With her friends stall with his mother-in-law to in the same way.best to keep pace with Between them, they raised over Darin Melville, Nicola Greenwood supplement the funds raised in the £15,000. and Ann Gill (the last two wearing race itself. More sponsored fundraising isthem online! We hope that featured in our Silver Service BRACE vests in the marathon) shethis selective roundup will Jo Earlam’s fundraising efforts raised an astonishing £6,414. As well Heidi Simms and Esther McPhee, report on pages 4 and 5.serve as a thank you to all outside the marathon deserve as as sponsorship, they gathered money colleagues in an Exeter salon, took much of a mention as the run itself. through various fundraising events, part in the Great West Run andof them, who never cease She has contributed greatly to including a Christmas present exceeded their fundraising targetto amaze and inspire us. promoting the cause through media wrapping session in which people by a good distance. coverage in Devon, and you can read donated a minimum of £1 to have a something of her story elsewhere in present wrapped by an expert! this issue.6 | BRACE www.alzheimers-brace.org call the BRACE appeal office on 0117 340 4831 Autumn 2012 | 7
  5. 5. Many people who attend memory clinics are given a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. This disorder is most associated with an increased risk of developing dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. As yet there is no definitive way to distinguish between those individuals with mild cognitive impairment who will and will not develop dementia. Consequently, research priority tends to be focused upon improving the early diagnosis of dementia in individuals with mild cognitive impairment as drug and other interventions are likely to be of most benefit at the earliest stages of the disease process.Increasing our understanding of mild cognitive impairment by Andrea Tales In this context, our BRACE- (sometimes irrespective of whether of the brain and provides a simple test colleagues) are close to completing funded multi-disciplinary research they develop dementia or not) of such integrity. We have also used our study examining the physiological “These approach (see below) has revealed and such findings indicate that for such techniques to investigate the and structural basis of vision and that the memory and cognitive some people with mild cognitive brain’s ability to process moving stimuli, attention-related processing and how research dysfunction used to define mild impairment may impact upon objects and shadows. their integrity are affected by healthy findings have cognitive impairment can be behaviours such as driving and ageing, Alzheimer’s disease and vascular accompanied by breakdown in even walking about (both of which Electroencephalography (EEG): We have cognitive impairment. been made used this technique to show that very the integrity of many additional are highly dependent upon vision early or low level visual and attention- Our aim now is to continue to apply possible by elements of brain activity not and attention). typically examined during diagnosis. related processing previously thought our research findings to real-life issues a long-term These include various aspects of These research findings have been to be preserved in mild cognitive such as improving the early diagnosis of BRACE-funded vision and attention-related brain made possible by a long-term impairment and dementia can in fact be dementia, differentiating between the function. Our longitudinal research BRACE-funded research programme significantly abnormal. In conjunction various forms of dementia at an earlier research has shown that some of these involving the collaboration of many with funding from the BBSRC we are stage of the disease and understanding programme” visual and attention problems are scientists, clinicians, patients and now using this technique to examine the how abnormalities in visual and worse in people with mild cognitive control participants and helpers, integrity of visual and auditory function attention-related processing can cause impairment who develop dementia; and employing a multidisciplinary in Lewy body dementia, vascular real-life problems in behaviours such as the use of such tests may therefore research methodology approach dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, mild driving and walking. improve its early diagnosis. using techniques such as: cognitive impairment and cognitively healthy ageing. Indeed, how vision and attention affect However, as visual and visual Eye tracking: which involves the the ability of older adults to walk safely attention-related function forms measurement of how our eyes move Methodology: It is really important to through their surroundings is being the basis for environmental and how our pupils work; both of ensure that our research is valid and investigated in our new study led by awareness, interpretation, which are important indicators we have investigated many factors that Ute Leonards and Judy Haworth; using perception, cognition, memory and of attention and information can detrimentally affect the outcome state-of–the-art technology and real- behaviour, when these processes processing. research and its clinical applicability. life walking situations. The outcome of go wrong the consequences can this study will help us to determine why Andrea Tales is a Senior be serious. Our research has Computer-based reaction time tests Magnetoencephalography (MEG) some older adults and patients with mild Research Fellow at the indicated that people with mild (psychophysics): Variability in a structural magnetic resonance imaging cognitive impairment and dementia are University of Bristol and cognitive impairment may also person’s reaction time in response (MRI): In Cardiff, we (Aline Bompas, at an increased risk of falls. moves to a new role as experience significant problems in to a given task is related to the Tony Bayer, Krish Singh, myself and Senior Lecturer at Swansea some of aspects of brain function integrity of the white matter tracts University later this year.8 | BRACE www.alzheimers-brace.org call the BRACE appeal office on 0117 340 4831 Autumn 2012 | 9
  6. 6. A year of celebration Competitions update A “golden age” for BRACE has celebrated its If you read this article before 23rd September, there might still be In our 25th anniversary year we had an extra prize for the dementia research in Bristol silver anniversary with time to book a place at “A Night Silver Service competition so three special events. to Remember” at the Tobacco we had two winners, Mrs Julie Factory, Southville, Bristol. This McLaren from Yate, South Two have already starts with a sparkling reception Gloucestershire and Mrs Hilda taken place and the at 6.30pm, followed by a show by Long from Cowbridge. Both third is due to happen The Opera Dudes and The Jimmy winners received a £25 gift Dementia research the Lip Allstar Band. Tickets at £25 voucher together with a BRACE very shortly after this are available from the Tobacco Silver Service pen. in and around Bristol Newsletter is published. Factory on 0117 902 0344 or www. could be entering The winner of the July tobaccofactory.com. competition, Actors, will be a “golden age”, The “Noel with Cole” concert in March and the Anniversary Coffee We are very grateful to the announced in our next issue. according to Seth members of the Support Committee The prize, two tickets to Morning in May were both a great and the other volunteers who see Aladdin at the Bristol Love, Professor of success, raising over £3,000 between them. The concert have worked so hard over several Hippodrome was generously Neuropathology at the months to make these donated by the Bristol was performed by Three Men’s events happen. Hippodrome. University of Bristol Company, with a selection of pieces by Noel Coward and Cole Porter. It and scientific adviser Our latest competition is raised £2,288. enclosed and the lucky winner to BRACE. “Without will receive two tickets to Snow The coffee morning took place at White and the Seven Dwarfs at In an interview in May with Vicki BRACE we the St Monica Trust’s magnificent premises in Cote Lane, Bristol. the Theatre Royal, Bath together Mathias, health reporter for The would not with a copy of the 2013 BRACE Post, Seth talked of the research With a variety of stalls and a talk calendar. Thank you to the being carried out by the Bristol exist.” about the history of St Monica’s, it theatre for donating the tickets. Dementia Research Group, raised £1,050. including at the SW Dementia Brain Good luck! Bank at Frenchay Hospital. This includes work on the removal of We are now in a position to amyloid from the brain, improving take some of the researchwww.alzheimers-brace.org blood flow to the brain and the possibility of a major drug trial. advances that we have made here with them, and translate it into treatments for patientsThe web address might not have Looking back at what has been with dementia.”changed, but the BRACE website achieved over the past quarter of BRACE currently supports a century, Seth said, “For quite ahas had a makeover and now while now we have been one of research at the Universitieslooks very different! the leading pre-clinical dementia of Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and research groups in the UK with a the West of England (UWE). strong international reputation, By focusing its resources on thisThe Internet has changed a lot in the last few years, limited geographical area, the and to a large extent that is downparticularly in the rise of social media, and people’s charity has been able to help to BRACE who have been fundingexpectations of a website are very different as a develop a network of world class and providing core support forresult. We have tried to make our site welcoming, research teams. Social media – follow the links from the foot of our many years.attractive, informative and interactive. home page and follow us on Facebook or Twitter. “Without BRACE we would not Whatever the geographyA great way to help BRACE online is to make use of If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can exist. As a result of the work which of the research, of course,the opportunities for interaction that we provide. also use the buttons on any page, including news and has been done with the support the beneficiaries are peopleThese include: events reports, to let your friends and contacts know of the South West Dementia Brain anywhere in the world who might about the charity and its work.The memories page – follow the link from the home Bank and BRACE funding, I think we one day develop dementia.page to record a treasured memory and help show Our blog – again, there is a link at the foot of our are really entering a golden age in Charity begins at home, but itwhat we are fighting to save. home page for you to follow our blog. dementia research here in Bristol. knows no boundaries!10 | BRACE www.alzheimers-brace.org call the BRACE appeal office on 0117 340 4831 Autumn 2012 | 11
  7. 7. News in brief... Community group the Nailsea Lions Club raised £700 for BRACE in the spring. Karen Zold and Club President Chris Cadwgan are seen here presenting the cheque to BRACE Chief Executive Mark Poarch. Three members of Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End and raised £3,650. BRACEFinding light in the darkness was very grateful to be chosen to receive a third of this money. Richard Kingscott Beth Britton, My father often said when I was a child In my father’s case, his lengthy battle (left) presented cheques to that if he was ever ill he would much with dementia ended in April 2012, less Mark Poarch (second left) and a freelance rather be treated by a vet than a doctor. than two weeks after his 85th birthday. representatives of BrAMS and feature writer Back then it was an amusing one liner That he suffered with this disease for so local scouts and guides. from a farmer and man of the country, long is largely down to the fact that his and dementia but it turned out to be a poignantly body, in the most part, was extremely campaigner, insightful look into his future, because strong. He could have had a long and to try and work out what he wanted, very happy retirement if he hadn’t gives a personal needed and felt during much of the been let down by his brain, slowly and insight into 19 years he suffered from vascular very cruelly. dementia required the skills of a vet; her father’s someone who tries to understand and Although dad’s battle is over, sadly lengthy battle treat their patients without any help for so many others, their struggle is whatsoever from the patient. just beginning. The work of BRACE is BRACE was honoured to be lovely way to thank some of the with vascular vital in helping to find out what causes invited to the Bristol premiere people who do so much for the dementia Year by year dementia locked away parts dementia, how it can be diagnosed of the new Aardman animation, charity. A big surprise was the of dad’s brain that no one had the key quicker and treated more effectively, The Pirates, by director Peter attendance of Hugh Grant, to. He was no longer in our world in and ultimately how it can be prevented. Lord. We were given 50 tickets who voiced the pirate captain the same way that we were never truly for supporters. It was not a in the film. The BRACE stall at the annual in his, and in attempting to bridge this I effectively began to lose my father fundraiser, but an unusual and Photo © Evening Post Frenchay Flower Show in July divide we, as a family, had to become when I was just 12 years old; we silently expert interpreters. All the love, care mourned his loss while he was with us, and dedication in the world, however, and now we mourn all over again. BRACE The BRACE stall still leaves you feeling you could always can play a massive part in ensuring that As we go to print, at the Portishead have done more. other families do not go through what Corina Hawkins, Flower Show. A big we have been through. Dementia will originally from North ‘thank you’ to our I have heard it said that with dementia one day be beaten if everyone recognises Somerset, is about to hardworking team the mind passes away long before the the insidiousness of this disease, and run a 12k race in Perth, of volunteers in body ever does, and that is the painful backs the work that can end the hold it Western Australia. Portishead, who reality both for the person battling the is taking on so many lives. raise funds and disease and, more acutely, their loved How far can you take promote the charity ones watching their decline, powerless You can follow me on Twitter: fundraising for BRACE? throughout the year. to prevent it. @bethyb188612 | BRACE www.alzheimers-brace.org call the BRACE appeal office on 0117 340 4831 Autumn 2012 | 13
  8. 8. In memoriam It seems fitting that Relatives of people who have 2010 and 2011, BRACE received died with dementia often want donations of this sort totalling one of the ways to remember the passing of their over £16,000. A similar level of people support a Counting our Chicks loved ones by supporting research income seems likely this year. dementia research that may one day save others from Others remember a loved one, suffering in the same way. charity is by giving often months or even years Increasingly, we receive donations after their passing, by raising money “in memory”. collected at funerals or organised money through participation in a It was last century when Mary Sansbury started the Chick Isn’t it amazing what you can do among friends and relatives sponsored event. Campaign off in 1999 and handed with a ball of wool and a pair of after someone has died. In both the BRACE Easter chick over the project in 2004 to Carol knitting needles? If you are a keen first flew into our lives. Seel and Gill Bonham who still run knitter and would like to help out, the Chick Packing Station today. there is an easy pattern which the BRACE Appeal Office can send to The first mention of Chicks in our In this the 25th Anniversary year of you by post or email and we would records is in 1999 and they have BRACE, we are delighted to have be very grateful for some early been flying the nest for BRACE ever raised the highest sum ever – over contributions of Chicks in January since. We know they have gone to £2,000! Literally thousands of or earlier, ready for Easter 2013. Aberystwyth and Southampton, to Chicks have been sold since 1999 France and California, as well as and we think you will be as amazed taking up residence in Winterbourne as we were to discover that the Cheep cheep! and Westbury-on-Trym!Report on legacies total amount raised is £19,252! by Bee Lang, BRACE volunteer Don’t miss theThe biggest single source of income BRACE Autumn Fair BRACE donation and contact formfor BRACE is legacies. Every year, Return to BRACE Appeal Office, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol BS16 1LEwe receive money that people have Saturday 6th October 2012 You can donate by credit or debit card online – www.alzheimers-brace.org from 10am to 12.30pm.left in their will to continue their lease find enclosed a donation of £____ to BRACE. Psupport of dementia research after Newman Hall, Grange Court Road, Thank you for your donation. If you are a UK taxpayer Gift Aid declaration – for past, present andthey have died. Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 4DR. please complete the Gift Aid Declaration and BRACE future donations to BRACE can recover the tax at no extra cost to you. Please treat as Gift Aid donations all qualifying gifts Please contact me: I’d like to know more about: of money made today in the past 4 yearsIn 2010, we received £275,000, but even this figure was Many stalls including: in the future. Please tick all boxes you wish to apply.dwarfed by the £523,000 we received in 2011. Beauty Bath, “Adopting” BRACE at work/school/other I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Second-hand Books, Volunteering to help with collections or events Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at leastSometimes BRACE receives a sum specified by the Bric-a-brac, Cakes Jams, Taking part in a sponsored event equal to the amount of tax that charities will reclaim on my giftsperson who made the will. This could be a small for that tax year. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax ondonation but can also run into thousands or even tens Collectables, Jewellery, Please add me to your newsletter mailing list every £1 that I give.of thousands of pounds. The biggest legacies we receive Plants Shrubs, Toys Games SIGNATURE Date Full nameare generally where we have been left the residue (or a Please notify BRACE if you: • Want to cancel this declarationshare of the residue) of someone’s estate. The new range of BRACE Christmas cards and • Change your name or home address • No longer pay sufficient tax on Address your income and/or capital gains. 2013 BRACE calendar will be on saleEven people who would not be considered well off If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include allcan make a big difference to dementia research by Refreshments available your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HMremembering BRACE in their will. If you would like to Post Code Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.help BRACE in this way, you can obtain a copy of our We look forward to seeing you! If you would like us to contact you, please supply: We will keep a record of your donation/enquiry but will not contact“Guide to Making or Changing a Will” by contacting the With thanks to CJ Hole Henleaze for their you unless you have agreed that we can.office or downloading from this page on our website sponsorship of the Autumn Fair daytime tel no Please tick this box if you would like to receive awww.alzheimers-brace.org/legacies. written acknowledgement: and/or email Registered Charity 29796514 | BRACE www.alzheimers-brace.org call the BRACE appeal office on 0117 340 4831 Autumn 2012 | 15
  9. 9. It’s that time of year again!Our Christmas cards are piled high on the shelves readyfor the first orders which come flooding in after thenewsletter is sent out. You can see this year’s selectionon the enclosed Christmas leaflet.Calendarand CardsAs always, Brian Sanders has come uptrumps with a wonderful picture of RoyalYork Crescent. This is the 18th yearBrian has supported BRACE in this way.However, this year, Brian has also verygenerously donated the original pasteldrawing for sale.The pastel measures approx.430mm x 310mm, unframed.We are inviting sealed bids by post,marked “picture auction”. Below, Brian Sanders’ latest Christmas card. Above, images from our 2013 calendar.If you are interested in purchasing the “If you have personal memoriesdrawing or would like to view the original of any of the photos in the A list of events at whichplease contact the BRACE Appeal Office. calendar, please contact us. cards and calendars willAs a guide we are putting a reserve of It brings the photos to life.” be available is shown on£300 on the picture. Bids close on 31st page 2.October. Brian has also donated four of Please support BRACE by buyinghis earlier pastels and we shall shortly our cards and calendar and take Cards and Calendar will alsobe giving details about their sale on our advantage of this opportunity be available from:website. to own one of Brian Sanders’ original pastels. Haigh Son, Estate Agents,We are also very pleased that the North View, Westbury ParkPacker family have once again allowed (from 29th October) Openus to use some of Geoff Packer’s colour Monday to Friday 9am to 6pmphotographs for our 2013 calendar. and Saturday 9am to 5pmJan Packer said: “When Brace firstapproached me to use my dad’s photos The BRACE Appeal Office,of Bristol for their 2011 calendar I was Frenchay Hospitalthrilled. I was honoured to be asked (next to the restaurant)again in this 25th anniversary year to Monday to Friday 9am to 5pmhelp create the 2013 calendar. (please ring and check that the office is manned if you“Our last calendar received great are making a special journey)feedback. One lady recognised herself inone picture. She said she remembered a Melanie’s Kitchen,man taking the photograph! Well, that 2 Downend Road, Downendwas my dad: he was probably getting in (calendar only)the way again! Little did he know how Monday to Saturdaymuch we’d all appreciate his hobby so 9am to 5.30pmmany years later.16 | BRACE Registered Charity 297965 www.alzheimers-brace.org

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