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Colleagues at a Trafford home care provider have finished counting the money raised from their support of the Alzheimer’s Society annual national Elf Day, and have handed over a check for just under £1,000.

Carers from Trustcare, part of Trafford Housing Trust, took part in the national Elf Day, which saw them dressing up to raise money for people affected by dementia. From homemade cakes to the best dressed Elf, the event raised smiles as well as £946 of much-needed funds for a worthy cause.

Melanie Merchant, Trustcare’s Wellbeing Coordinator, said: “It’s the first time we’ve taken part in Elf Day, and I thought it would be a wonderful way to get back into the spirit of things after all the restrictions we’ve had. It was a great success, and everyone loved it. It was a fun way for us to give back.”

Nicki Nalton, a spokesperson from the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “It was an absolute joy to meet all the amazing people from Trustcare who took part in Elf Day. Vital funds raised will go towards supporting the work Alzheimer’s Society does to support everyone affected by dementia.

“I am looking forward to working with Trustcare and Trafford Housing Trust in the future to continue to raise vital funds and much-needed awareness around dementia and how, as communities, we can all play our part.”

Front cover photo: Nicki Nalton (kneeling), spokesperson for Alzheimer’s Society, collects the cheque from Trustcare colleagues.