Thursday 29th March 2012
Dementia patients will benefit when green-fingered volunteers open up their gardens to the public this summer.
The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) encourages people across the country to open up their private gardens each year to support a number of charities including one guest organisation.
This year, volunteers from the scheme, which publishes a guide of 3,700 gardens to visit, chose to support the Alzheimer's Society as their guest charity.
Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of Alzheimer's Society, said: "I am delighted that the National Gardens Scheme has chosen to support people with dementia. Every penny raised by this partnership will help people living with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow."
George Plumptre, chief executive of Surrey-based NGS, said: "As a national charity with a strong emphasis on support for people with dementia and their families, Alzheimer's Society is a perfect fit with our ongoing charitable aims.
"We are looking forward very much to working in partnership with Alzheimer's Society and helping to raise the awareness of the charity amongst our respective supporters."