ALMOST £350 was raised to help people in Helensburgh with dementia and their families at a special event in the town last week.

Alzheimer Scotland’s dementia resource centre played host to a ‘Purple Party’ which raised £349.36 for the charity’s work supporting those whose lives have been affected by the condition.

A steady stream of members of the public, families and friends joined the centre’s staff, volunteer helpers and regular users for an afternoon of fun, games, delicious home baking and even musical entertainment from pupils at Lomond School, whose Junior 5 class came along to sing, play and dance – and who even had the audience joining in a chorus of ‘My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean’.

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The afternoon also featured a purple-themed quiz, which was won by Christine Ross.

In a post on the Alzheimer Scotland – Helensburgh page on Facebook, the charity said: “A huge #ThankYouThursday to everyone who came along and joined the fundraising party today.

“Special thank you to the fabulously talented J5 at Lomond School...they sang, they played and they danced beautifully.

“The day raised £349.36 which will go a long was to raising awareness and ensuring that no one faces dementia alone.”

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