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Caring Caitlin inspired by Nan

A schoolgirl whose Nan lives with dementia found a novel way of raising money for a charity.

Caring Caitlin Sullivan, 10, from Rudgwick, held a teddy adoption tombola to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

She invited people to win a specially named teddy to adopt, complete with an adoption certificate for their new friend.

The tombola was part of Rudgwick Village Day at the King George V playing fields on Sunday.

Attractions included a barbeque, bouncy castle, tug of war, dog show, craft stalls, Zumba and live music

For those who could not make it on the day, but would like to donate to Caitlin’s cause, donations can be made via her Justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/Mel-Sullivan1

Caitlin Sullivan hopes to have raised more than £1000 when receipts and donations are totalled up.

Caitlin said: “I decided to take part in this challenge for Alzheimer’s Society because my Nanny Ethel has Alzheimer’s disease and sometimes she doesn’t know who we are, but she knows that she loves us. I want to raise money to help people like my Nanny and also to help stop Alzheimer’s in the future.

“It’s great to think that I will be raising funds to help support people to live well with dementia and to fund research to one day find a cure.”

Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser, Hannah Miller, said: “It’s great that Caitlin is giving her time to support Alzheimer’s Society. We hope that as many people as possible will take part in her fantastic fundraising event and help her achieve her fundraising goal.

“As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like Caitlin to help us continue our vital work. The money raised will fund research into a cure for dementia as well as helping to provide services for people living with the disease.”

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