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Banchory dementia charity Forget Me Not gets £2,000 boost thanks to Leys Group’s Strictly Come Prancing efforts

(L-R) Heather Morrison (Forget Me Not Club), Lesley Fletcher (Forget Me Not Club), Annie Humphrey (volunteer dance teacher), Alexander Burnett MSP, Julie Goddard (Bancon Homes), John I’Anson (Julie’s dance partner).
(L-R) Heather Morrison (Forget Me Not Club), Lesley Fletcher (Forget Me Not Club), Annie Humphrey (volunteer dance teacher), Alexander Burnett MSP, Julie Goddard (Bancon Homes), John I’Anson (Julie’s dance partner).

A Deeside charity which supports people with dementia has received a £2,000 boost.

The Banchory-based Forget Me Not Club holds an annual dancing competition, Strictly Come Prancing – inviting volunteers to learn some moves and compete at a special event.

Julie Goddard, marketing manager at Leys Group’s subsidary Bancon Homes, and dance partner John L’Anson were crowned winners, after wowing the crowd.

Their efforts raised more than £2,000 for the charity, which runs activities such as yoga, painting, crafts, tea dances from its modern day centre.

Now employees of Leys Group will continue fundraising for the charity, taking part in a variety of events throughout the year.

Lesley Fletcher, development manager at Forget Me Not Club, said: “We are, once again, truly humbled by the help and support we have received and how everyone involved, from sponsors to dancers, throw themselves into Strictly, all giving 110%.

“This donation will help us to continue to challenge stigma and unnecessary limitations and strive to enable people to continue to be who they are, to enjoy what they have always enjoyed, whether that is biking or baking.”

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