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Letter to the Editor – Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Sir Jonathan Pryce CBE Asks Readers in the North West to Support Forget Me Not Appeal for Alzheimer’s Society.

Dear Editor,

As a proud Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Society, I know all too well the enormous impact dementia is having on families all over the UK. Over 900,000 people’s lives are presently being turned upside down by this cruel illness.

However, there is hope that one day dementia will no longer devastate lives. Thanks to scientific advances and the determined efforts of researchers and charities like Alzheimer’s Society, we can defeat dementia.

There is so much we can all do to help and support people who are walking this very hard road. I support the Forget Me Not Appeal in honour of my late aunt, and up and down the country many other people give their time, their energy and raise their voices to make sure that people with dementia and their families don’t feel forgotten.

This May, you too can help ensure that people with dementia are remembered by wearing a Forget Me Not badge to show your support. I’m asking you to donate to Alzheimer’s Society’s appeal and wear your Forget Me Not badge with pride; to show people living with dementia that they are not forgotten. Every three minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. There still is no cure, but thanks to huge advances in medical research, there is finally real hope.

You can purchase your badge or other Forget Me Not items, volunteer as a collector or take part in a range of fun activities from crafting to climbing…! Just visit

This little blue flower has come to represent remembrance - I’ll be wearing mine for my Aunt. Who will you wear yours for?

Sir Jonathan Pryce CBE