The aim of the Bodie Hodges Foundation is to raise funds to buy a holiday home for families to use following the death of their child. Bodie, died aged 10 months following a choking accident. He showed remarkable strength and courage and although he lost the battle he went on to become an organ donor and saved the lives of four other babies. The Foundation was set up in his honour.
We will work with a number of local hospices and the NHS to ensure that we support the families who need it most and through the Boathouse we aim to:
- Provide respite for families from the East Midlands who have been bereaved of a child
- Provide a place for families to rest and rebuild
- Through a holiday, we hope to help siblings spend time with their families
On October 2nd 2016, we were delighted to officially open Bodie’s Boathouse and have now started to accommodate families and hope to help them start getting back on their feet.
Alzheimer’s Society believe passionately in life that doesn’t end when dementia begins. The charity is here for anyone affected by dementia and does everything possible to keep people with dementia connected to their lives.
Alzheimer’s Society are the only UK charity investing research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention; by committing £150million on cutting edge research over the next decade. Every project funded directly addresses the needs and concerns of those affected by the disease.
Dementia including Alzheimer’s disease is now a major cause of death in the UK and Wales with more than 61,000 people dying a year. Alzheimer’s Society have predicted that by 2021 over 1,000,000 people will be suffering from the disease.
For Every £1 that is received, 89p is spent on improving the lives of people who are suffering from dementia and the other 11p goes towards generating future income.
The charity offers 3,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Island all over information, care and support to people with dementia, their families and their carers a long with aiming to increase public awareness. The services include Dementia Cafe’s, Singing for the brain sessions, Dementia Advisers, Dementia Support Workers and Side by Side volunteers who help people live life like they should.