A charity group set up to raise funds to tackle Alzheimer’s disease is looking for more volunteers.
The Alzheimer’s Research Support Group Huddersfield needs help to put on more fundraising events, such as coffee mornings and concerts.
The group was formed in 2014 by Norman Mellor, the former chairman of Honley Male Voice Choir, and was the first of its kind in Yorkshire.
It raises funds for more research into the degenerative brain disease.
Norman said: “What we need are more people to join us so that we can have a coffee morning now and again, someone who can bake a cake or two.
“We cover the whole of the Huddersfield area so anyone is welcome. We really need people with lots of ideas for raising money. The more members we have, the more we’ll be able to raise together for research.”
The group has so far raised £12,000 for the charity.
“I felt I needed to find a new challenge, and this cause was important to me because I’ve seen friends and family members affected by dementia,” said Norman.
“Whereas research has made a real difference to diseases like cancer, dementia is on the rise and at the moment there’s no cure.
“Our first fundraiser was in May 2015 and since then we have had numerous concerts and a couple of BBQs.
“We also have a number of collecting tins in a few public houses that are very good earners.
“Quite a number of organisations have been very good to us, namely Denby Dale Inner Wheel, Pink Ball Ladies, Meltham Liberal Club and Huddersfield Pennine Rotary Club.
“We have received great support with collections from funerals and as we are becoming known this is increasing from all over Yorkshire.
“There is a group of singers Tuxedo Junction who toured professionally, now semi-retired, who are raising money for us after the mother of two of them died with the disease. Now after some 18 months we have sent headquarters £12,000.”
Anyone wanting to join can ring Norman on 01484 851060.