Alzheimer Society receives donation from Fergus Highland Rugby Membership

FERGUS — The Highland Outdated Guys (HOGs) of the Fergus Highland Rugby Membership just lately donated $1,000 to the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington.

The funds, raised through the IG Wealth Administration Stroll for Alzheimer’s, will profit  dementia-friendly applications and companies all through Wellington County and Waterloo Area. 

With the variety of Canadians dwelling with dementia anticipated to surpass 1 million by 2030, officers say group help like that is essential. 

“We’re extremely grateful to the Fergus Highland Rugby Membership for his or her beneficiant contribution,” stated Michelle Martin, government director of the Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington.

“As an area Fergusite, this present of help from an area staff exemplifies the caring angle of our group.” 

All funds raised keep inside the group for sensible and free applications and companies. 

The Alzheimer Society Waterloo Wellington is the area’s main charity for individuals with Alzheimer’s illness and different dementias. It gives data, applications and companies to these dwelling with a prognosis and their caregivers. 

The Alzheimer Society is reliant on group funding to help about 60 p.c of its finances, making the contribution from the rugby membership important.

“So many individuals reside with dementia in our group that we felt that it was essential to help the Alzheimer Society to assist preserve their applications and companies free and accessible for our associates and neighbours,” stated HOGs chief Invoice Eady.