25th September

Caring grandson raises £600 on his 30th birthday for Guild Care’s dementia services by asking for cash not presents!

Instead of receiving presents on his 30th birthday, caring grandson Adam Janman asked friends and family for money, so that he could donate the cash raised to the Guild Care dementia support services his grandparents use.

Adam’s kind generosity helped to raise £600 which will be split between the Time out in Adur day service that his grandad uses on a Monday and the Time out Together social evening that runs every month that both grandparents attend.

Grandad, Alf, 81, from Shoreham was diagnosed with dementia six years ago and has been attending the Guild Care dementia support services for the last year. 

Adam’s grandparents have been married for 59 years. Adam said: “I’m very close to my grandad and I’m very glad that these services are available to him. But it’s also very important for my grandma too who needs the respite from caring so that she can have time to herself.

“They both enjoy coming to the social evening once a month with other members of the family and grandma has met other carers here, so it’s a good support network for her. They sometimes go to the Sunday lunch at Haviland House and our family is really grateful to the support of Guild Care.”

Rosemary Milmine, Head of Day Services at Guild Care, said of Adam’s donation: “There are not many young men who would be so considerate to think of asking for donations instead of presents for their birthday. We are immensely thankful to Adam for this wonderful gesture, which will go towards the running of the dementia services that his grandparents use.”

If you would like to find out more about our dementia support services please contact our customer enquiries team on 01903 327 327 or contact us here.

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