Contest raises funds for dementia and Care UK donates £10k to bowel charity

A fun contest at North East London NHS Treatment Centre is set to raise almost £250 for the Alzheimer’s Society, while a staff vote has seen £10,000 given to a charity that supports people living with bowel cancer.

Team members submitted photographs of themselves when they were babies for a Guess the Baby contest to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, the charity that supports people living with dementia and funds research into the condition that affects 850,000 people in the UK.

The competition was won by healthcare assistant Jackie Barwick, whose son Blane collected the prize of a hamper on her behalf.

Hospital director John O’Brien said: “This was a fun way to end a year of fundraising. The team raised more than £120 and they will be applying to Care UK for match funding.

“The team also took part in a nationwide vote to find Care UK’s charity of the year and I was be able to tell the team that their votes for Bowel Cancer UK had seen the charity receive a cheque for £10,000.

“Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and we hope to promote the work of the charity in our centres.”