A KINGSLEY woman has raised over £1,400 for Alzheimer’s Society after holding a tea dance in her local community centre.

Melanie Hayes was inspired to support the charity through her grandfather, who almost lost his life after developing dementia and getting lost in Spain in 2017.

Knowing how much her grandfather loves music, Melanie chose to arrange a tea dance to help raise awareness of the condition.

And the community came together in numbers to support of the cause, managing to raise a healthy figure to benefit people suffering from the condition.

“I was really happy with the tea dance and want to thank many people in the community who helped make it happen,” said Melanie, who herself suffers from ME and Fibromyalgia.

“The support from local businesses has been amazing, as has the support of my lovely family, friends and boyfriend Liam.

“Hopefully the funds raised will help a lot of people with dementia, like my grandad.”

Christine Mitchell, Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for Cheshire, said: “We are extremely grateful to Melanie, her friends and family for all of the time and energy they put into this tea dance.

“We are truly humbled by the community support, which ensured the day was a huge success and helped to raise over £1,400 for Alzheimer’s Society.

“One person every three minutes develops dementia, to which there is no cure, and to change that we need more people like Melanie to join us and raise much-needed funds for the society.”

From running your local 5K to trekking the Great Wall of China, and cycling from London to Paris to parachuting, Alzheimer's Society has a fantastic range of events to support.

For more information, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk.