22 March 2019
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK and many families are affected by this terrible condition This year Alzheimer’s Research UK was one of the charities chosen by girls at St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing Catholic Independent School for girls, for which to raise funds in their annual ‘Charities Week’. Held this year at the beginning of March, Charities Week at St Augustine’s Priory raised funds for the Rainbow Trust, MIND, Compassion in World Farming and Alzheimer’s Research UK, and this year the magnificent sum of £4,000 was raised to be divided equally between the four charities.
Charities Week is an amazing week dedicated to talent shows, bake offs, Bring and Buy sales, a disco for the Juniors, own clothes days, a fair and, an extremely popular and non-violent game of ‘Assassins’ where Senior pupils and staff were to be seen chasing down their allotted victims and sticking ‘Dead’ labels on their target, receiving in return the name of their next victim.
Alzheimer’s Research UK, states on their website that, ‘We fund pioneering research that will make a real difference to people’s lives – now and in the future.’
Seeing the decline of a loved one through Alzheimer’s disease was movingly brought to life by one of St Augustine’s Priory’s recent A Level art students who inspired all who saw her work. Her triptych of her grandmother examined the state of isolation and illustrated the gradual decline of her grandmother’s brain through Alzheimer’s disease by a series of impasto oil paintings and gestural unravelling lines depicting the changing brain. This was a moving visual depiction of the loss of personality and identity.
In addition, St Augustine’s Priory staff member, Jessica Corr, is running the London Marathon in support of the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK created ‘Dementia Revolution’ which aims to power groundbreaking research at the UK Dementia Research Institute.
St Augustine’s Priory is proud to support work which seeks to alleviate the suffering caused by such a devastating condition.