An enterprising Fermanagh man, Jack Bogue, started the year off with a musical fundraiser for a dementia support charity, with the Rock The Lough event at the Crowe’s Nest, Enniskillen, giving local musicians an opportunity to take to the stage for two good causes: Alzheimer’s Society, and Action Mental Health.

As he recently handed over a share of the proceeds to Aimee Foley, local community fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society, Jack thanked everyone who got involved.

He said: “I want to thank the Crowe’s Nest, the bands and everyone who attended the event. It will help us to raise awareness and vital funds to help beat dementia and provide support for people affected by this disease.”

Accepting the cheque for £1,000 from Jack, Aimee said: "We are absolutely delighted that Jack decided to organise Rock The Lough and would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank him for all his hard work.

"We would also like to thank everyone who attended the event, we have been blown away by all the support given to Alzheimer’s Society and the work we do to ensure people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives.

“There are estimated to be 20,000 people living with dementia in Northern Ireland and too many are facing it alone.

"We want everyone affected by dementia to know that whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society for practical advice, emotional support, and guidance.

"Last year, Alzheimer’s Society services were used more than 4.2 million times and people tell us this support is a real lifeline.

"Thanks to the generous support of fundraisers like Rock The Lough, Alzheimer’s Society can be there as a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.”

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