We’re here to help

We are an independent local charity, here to help those caring for people with dementia.

About us and what we do

The Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association was formed in the summer of 2009 and in March 2010 ceased its connection with the Alzheimer’s Society of the UK.  It is now able to work solely for the benefit of the people of the Bailiwick free of any constraints imposed from outside the Island.

The Association received its seal of approval with the agreement of Lady Malbon, the wife of the then Lieutenant Governor, to become our patron. Now that Air Marshall Peter Walker has been appointed to be our Lieutenant Governor his wife Mrs Lynda Walker has graciously agreed to become our patron.

In the summer of 2010 the Guernsey Alzheimer’s Association was greatly honoured by the gift from Her Majesty of ”The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service” Later in the year four volunteers were delighted to receive an invitation to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

The Association now looks forward to many years of fruitful work. Its aim is to help in any way it can those who care for people with dementia but not forgetting those carers whose heavy responsibilities, for one reason or another, have now ceased.

The needs of carers are not always recognized but almost all of our volunteers have personal experience of caring for family and so can fully empathise with those who visit us. They can offer, not just information, but an hour or two of companionship and support.

Our founder Lady Cater together with our Patron Mrs Lynda Walker and the Chairman Jurat Michael Tanguy and all our volunteers invite carers and those seeking help or advice to our excellent Centre at Delancey where a warm welcome will always await.

At a recent meeting of the G.A.A.  it was agreed that Milly’s Foundation, an Alderney organisation, be adopted as an associate member of the Guernsey Alzheimers’s Association LBG.

Acknowledgements

Betley Whitehorne Image providing design for our printed work and website. They continue to provide generous support in many areas often without charge.
The management and staff of BWCI Group provide generous financial support and their volunteers are always present helping at our events.

Deutsche Bank International Limited have been providing substantial practical help for some time.
Guernsey Electricity in association with ES & M Limited have provided us with new lighting systems and power points.

Mark and Teresa Fouracre walked 190 miles and the sponsorship provided more than ÂŁ1000 for Association funds.
Richmond Fiduciary Group, who have in the past and continue to support us financially and with members of the staff.

The management and staff of Rothschild Bank International who continue to support us with donations.
The support of the Guernsey Community Foundation has been of an enormous assistance to us.

Others we have to thank for their great generosity are HSBC Bank, Master Masons, Lloyds, BWCI Foundation, Esme Razzak, Deputy Barry Brehaut, The Andrew Mitchell Charitable Trust, The Foresters and many other groups and individuals. We also thank those who look after our collection boxes all over the island.