Daybreak Christmas Appeal
Our Christmas Appeal this year focuses on an inspiring story of a father and his son taking part in a tandem ride to support Daybreak. Alan Craft and his Dad, Leslie (who attends our Lilacs Club) will ride from Leslie’s home in Eynsham to visit all three Daybreak clubs. Alan says:
‘My father has always been active and enjoyed getting outside, and always encouraged his family to be active too. Since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s we have all made a point of trying to help him maintain his fitness, as we knew this would be good for him. The interaction and fitness have made his drift into Alzheimer’s less problematic and also helped maintain the man we know and love stay with us for as long as possible.
I acquired the tandem a couple of years ago, to get him out and keep him active. When I heard Daybreak needed to raise funds I asked my Dad if he fancied doing a sponsored ride together – he said yes, as he always does to such things.
He thoroughly enjoys his days going to the Daybreak Lilacs Club in Kidlington, mostly for the opportunity to dance with anyone who will dance with him and for the conversation with others. Therefore, it is very important to us to make sure that the service is funded so that it can go on to help others as much as it has helped my Dad. ‘
Daybreak receives no statutory funding and we rely very much on donations to help us provide our vital services to people with dementia and their families. We hope that at Christmas people in Oxfordshire will hear of Alan and Leslie’s story and decide to make a contribution to our Christmas Appeal.
You can make a donation on Alan’s fundraising page by using the Donate button below!