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Boston businesses unite to paint the town blue

In response to Dementia Action Week, May 21 to 27, local businesses have been uniting to take action, big or small, to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. Organisations have been busy pedalling for pennies, selling cakes, attending awareness sessions and looking their best in blue.

Throughout the Market Place Alzheimer's Society forget-me-not logos have been "blossoming", each sponsored by a local business.

Young people from Nacro and local primary schools have also been getting involved, with their creative efforts proudly displayed in Boston Stump for all to see.

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and are excluded from society. Boston Dementia Action Alliance is determined to create a dementia-friendly community where people with dementia are included and supported to live the lives they want. They want to hear your ideas of how to do this. A suggestions box can be found at Greyfriars Surgery, South Square, Boston.

A number of events and activities are yet to take place, including a tea dance and family event. For more information please visit www.boston.gov.uk/dementia, call 01205 364161 or follow them on Facebook @BostonDementia

Organisations involved: Barclays, Boots, Boston Borough Council , Boston Community Transport, Boston Jive, Boston Sign Company, Boston West Academy, Butterwick CofE Primary School, Catch 22, Chattertons Solicitors, CIB Consultancy, Dexter & Sharpe, Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School, Duncan & Toplis, Friskney All Saints CofE Primary School, Greyfriars Surgery, Hawthorn Tree Primary School, Healthwatch Lincolnshire, Holy Trinity Church, HSBC, Just Press Enter, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire Housing Partnership, Liquorpond Street Surgery, Lloyds Bank, Lloyds Pharmacy South Square, Marks & Spencer, Old Leake Medical Centre, Savoy Cinema and The Alzheimer's Society.

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Some of the staff at Boston Borough Council who made donations to wear blue and yellow for the day.

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Staff at accountants Dexter and Sharpe who raised funds and enjoyed a tea party.

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Pedalling for pennies at Greyfriars Surgery.