As with his predecessors the Grand Primo 2020, Bro Pete Spence ROH will be having an Appeal for his chosen charity during his term of office.
Bro Pete has chosen “Alzheimer’s Research UK” as his charity for the year and is urging all Brethren to support the Appeal in some way during the coming months.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity.
They fund a broad range of research projects to understand dementia and drive us towards better diagnosis, preventions, treatments and hopefully a cure for this terrible disease.
For those that don’t know, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting around six in every 10 people with dementia.
The word dementia is used to describe a group of symptoms, dementia can affect how people feel, act and function as well as their health.
Symptoms usually include the gradual loss of memory and communication skills, and a decline in the ability to think and reason clearly. People may be less able to carry out ordinary daily activities.
Alzheimer’s becomes more common with advancing age, but it is not a normal part of ageing. The majority of people who develop the disease are over the age of 65.
More rarely, Alzheimer’s can affect younger people. It’s thought that over 42,000, or around 5% of people with Alzheimer’s are under 65. These rare cases of the disease are called early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Last year 77p in every pound donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK went into research projects, the remaining 23p was invested to generate future income.
Bro Pete is hoping that he can count on your support for the Appeal.
If you wish to know more about “Alzheimer’s Research UK” then why not visit their website; www.alzheimersresearchuk.org to get a better understanding of the work the Charity undertakes.