Thank you for making a difference 2015!

As 2015 draws to an end, the entire team would like to say Thank You. It has been incredible meeting so many people in person, and through Twitter and Facebook. We’d like to end this year with a message from Tommy,

Our ‘Make A Difference’ Campaign and Tour started back in 2014 with 187 talks, and continued over 2015 with 205 more. This has led to 7,500 people, hospitals, Universities, colleges, and organisations pledging to make a difference for people living with dementia, families and carers.

Many journeys have been made along the way by train, bus, and foot. There have been early starts and late nights, but every single journey has been worth the many days and nights traveling home with a smile in my heart, thankful for the people I have met, the care I have witnessed, and the desire and commitment to make a difference every day for others.

There are too many to mention in person, and all the great initiatives I’ve seen along the way- but the thing that stands out is people, over and above policies and strategies. It is people who change lives. I am lucky to work with amazing people, Irene, Ian, Laura, Ashleigh and all the team at the ALLIANCE, and feel so lucky to work with them and to have met so many people over the years.

Thank you for all you do to make a difference for others and thank you for making a difference to my life. 

Thank you 2015, looking forward to meeting more incredible people over 2016. 


You can read the personal pledges made to date at the link here 

You can read case studies on how people are fulfilling pledges here 


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Irene, Tommy, Laura, and Ashleigh

Help is also available during the festive period. Please don’t be afraid to seek support as this can be a lonely time. You can find information of where to access help here and from Alzheimer ScotlandHelpline

Posted in "You Can Make a Difference" Pledges, 'Viewpoint' Blog Posts
One comment on “Thank you for making a difference 2015!
  1. fergierobson says:

    Hi Tommy, this is the song Christy and I recorded as part of our UWS project, just to let you see the progress we’re making so far. It’s from the point of view of someone sensing the onset of dementia in himself and wanting to tie up some loose ends before it’s too late, this was inspired by the letters you showed us. Hopefully it’s an optimistic take on the subject.
    Fergie Robson

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