Friday, 1 January 2016

Thank you for making a difference 2015!


 As 2015 draws to an end, the entire team would like to say Thank You. It has been the most incredible YEAR  meeting so many people in person, Twitter, and Facebook. We’d like to end this year with a thank you from our Hearts 

Our 'Make A Difference’ Campaign and Tour started back in 2014 with 187 talks and continued over 2015 with 205 more. 
reaching 42,000 people in person at the talks. This has led to 7,500 people, hospitals, Universities, colleges, and organisations pledging to make a difference for people living with dementia, families and carers.

Many journeys have been made along the way by train, bus, and foot. There have been early starts and late nights, but every single journey has been worth it, the many days and nights traveling home with a smile in my heart, thankful for the people I have met, the care I have witnessed, and the desire and commitment to make a difference every day for others.

There are too many to mention in person, and all the great initiatives  I’ve seen along the way- but the thing that stands out is people, over and above  polices and strategies. It is people who change lives. I am lucky to work with amazing people, Irene, Ian, Laura, Ashleigh and all the team at the ALLIANCE, and feel so lucky to work with them and to have met so many people over the years.

Thank you for all you do to make a difference for others and thank you for making a difference to my life. 

Thank you 2015, looking forward to meeting more incredible people over 2016. 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from  Tommy, Irene, Laura, and Ashleigh  

You can read the personal pledges made to date at the link HERE 


You can read case studies on how people are fulfilling pledge HERE 


                               Full version of Make a difference with the staff NHSAAA 
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       Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 

Help is also available during the festive period. Please don’t be afraid to seek support as this can be a lonely time. You can find information of where to access help here and from Alzheimer ScotlandHelpline
Thanks for reading my blog, You can now view my 8 short flims here!
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