Log on to help dementia charity cash in on £12,000 festive gift

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TIME is running out for South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord to benefit from the season of goodwill, as it takes part in national online fundraising campaign The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge.

The charity that provides interactive musical experiences for people with dementia has to have the promise of £3,000 in pledges by this Thursday to set it on course for the challenge.

Between December 5 and 8, the race will be on to persuade Lost Chord supporters throughout the region to double the amount of online donations to £6,000.

At that point The Big Give’s own Sponsor Fund will match the amount already raised, meaning Lost Chord could be in line for a final £12,000 Christmas windfall.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to enjoy a very special Christmas gift,” said Lost Chord fundraising manager Tina Harrison.

“Dementia charities are often overlooked, especially at Christmas, but with more than 800,000 people in the UK diagnosed with the condition and with figures set to rise, now is the time to help.

“At the moment there’s no cure for dementia and all we can hope is to improve quality of life by raising self-esteem and awareness, which can be achieved through the power of music.”

Log on before Thursday to www.theBigGive.org.uk for full details of the Big Give Christmas Challenge.