Kate Mackay is a lecturer at New College Lanarkshire, a Learning Facilitator at Northcare Scotland and is also one of our Dementia Ambassadors.
Here she tells us about recent fundraising activities for Alzheimer Scotland as part of Dementia Awareness Week.
â€˜New College Lanarkshire students are amazing when it comes to fundraising events.
â€˜My wonderful students raised over Â£1,000 from our purple party on 2 June and by Friday 10 June the total had grown to Â£1,739.45.
â€˜The students raised money by having a good old fashioned fundraiser; raffles, energetic zumba, guess the teddyâ€™s name, baking and football cards.
â€˜They were very generously supported by local businesses which was amazing.Â Their generosity showed great community spirit while at the same time raising awareness and understanding about living with dementia.
â€˜Eighty of our students became dementia friends and several of them are now actively volunteering.
â€˜The girl in the photograph presenting the cheque to Barbara has four children under six years old and she volunteers her time with Alzheimer Scotland.Â Her mum raised over Â£300 on her own.
â€˜I am excited to see what we can do when we have more time!â€™