A charity golf day has helped raise over £3,000 that will support family dementia carers in Buckinghamshire.

Dementia Carers’ Respite, which officially launched in March this year, hosted a Golf Day and Presentation Fundraiser last month at the Harewood Downs Golf Club in Chalfont St Giles.

Antiquarian and television personality Eric Knowles was the guest of honour at the event, following both of his parents’ passing from dementia.

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There was also a presentation dinner.

Chairman of Dementia Carers’ Respite, Walid Marzouk, said: “The charity was overwhelmed by the generosity of attendees, having raised £3,118 in profit which will all go towards funding respite at home for dementia family carers.

“The proceedings comprised a perfect combination of serious and fun activities and the quality of the food, prizes and auction items certainly contributed towards its success.

“Even the staff said that this was the best event they had seen for a long time, with next year’s event taking place on October 10 next year.”

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Dementia Carers’ Respite focuses on preserving and protecting health and well-being by funding professional respite at home for Buckinghamshire’s family carers of dementia sufferers of limited means. 

To make a donation or to volunteer for the charity, go to www.dementia-respite.org.uk or contact support@dementia-respite.org.uk.