Alzheimer's Society

A thank you letter recently received from the Alzheimer's Society


Extract from a recent thank you e-mail received from the Alzheimer's Society

From: Fowler, Lucie

Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 10:29 AM
Subject: Thank you!

Hi David,

I just wanted to let you know that ********* has made the donation in exchange for your photography work at the tractor run.

Thank you so much for thinking of us in relation to the donation and for continuing to support us. It means so much to us to have you working to promote us.

Many thanks

Lucie Fowler
Community Fundraiser
Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity.  They provide information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.


During my Mothers illness with dementia, we had a great deal of support from the Salisbury Alzheimer’s Society, which was invaluable.  We had lots of awareness support and also one to one carers, who were volunteers provided by the Society, as respite.


After my Parents died in 2003 I became more involved with the charity.  Since this time the charity has become recognised in providing support and care to patients in their own homes.  There are many forms of dementia which most people assume to be Alzheimer’s, each patient can suffer the effects from dementia in a different way, each case can vary.
Even just a few years ago, dementia was a subject hardly spoken about and those suffering from the illness were kept out of sight in many cases and not mentioned.
Today we have had a lot of very highly recognised people who have family members or indeed themselves suffer from the illness, this has raised its profile in the wider world. 
The Charity is now almost a household word, with many youngsters now contracting the illness, as it does not only affect the elderly. 
I have over the years since my parents died, set up a few simple things, which are providing support and awareness to the Salisbury Branch of the charity.
We have run a stand at Steam Fairs and events in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and collected during steam road runs etc.  Every year since 2003, calendars, cards and stationery have been sold for donations.
Photographs that have appeared in the local press etc have also been sold for donations, which has been amazing.  I can only thank the papers and readers etc for their interest and support on behalf of the charity.
Even the local Newsagent in the village had come forward and become a custodian of a collection tin.  For a number of years they had run at least one raffle or collection special event a year.  I also exchanged the collection tin at the Salisbury Alzheimer’s branch many times a year for them.  I can only thank Helen & Peter and the villagers on behalf of the charity. 
Please note that the business has now been sold, therefore, I am not invloved with a collection tin for this business.  In addition, the local Alzheimer's branch in Salisbury has now closed, therefore, all donations are now regional.
I would also like to mention all the event organisers and entrants etc, who have been very helpful and supporting.  I have the easy job of taking the photographs  and meeting the people, including the Charity staff.



If you have any queries or wish to purchase a photograph, please contact me:


+44 7831237759


If you wish to send a donation to the Alzheimer's Society, you can now click on the link on the Alzheimer's Society page.

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  • Eleanor firmstone (Thursday, January 23 20 09:20 am GMT)

    Hi, do you have any information on the steam roller ru7342. We now own the roller and wondered what year this was taken.
    Thanks Eleanor

  • Sarah Mitchell (Wednesday, September 11 19 10:31 pm BST)

    Hi there is a wonderful picture you took of a dear friend of mine on his journey to the gdsf this year. It is in the western daily press dated 22/08/19 Carl Brown roading the Marshall to gdsf. I cannot locate this picture on any website to purchase and was hoping i could purchase through yourself many thanks Sarah

  • John Baines (Friday, April 05 19 03:45 pm BST)

    Have you any photogaphs of James & Crockerills yard in Durrington? Their MD Peter Barber owned the Burrell Scenic Road loco 'Prince of Wales@ and other engines including Burrell roller 'Daffodil'

  • Zoe Read (Saturday, March 02 19 07:08 pm GMT)

    I see you already have dates for this one but I wondered if you would consider adding Purbeck Rally to your event list?
    9th -11th August
    worgret road, wareham, dorset, BH20 6AB
    Raising funds for Forest Holme Hospice Charity & other local causes.

  • Andrew Gray (Wednesday, February 20 19 07:55 pm GMT)

    Is that Mr Dimmer and the train made at Durrington Sec Modern, I started there 1963 and left 1968. Mr Dimmer (Regg) was such a great teacher. Wonderful set of images to treasure. p.s we met today at the Boscombe Down Tornado fly past.

  • Jamie (Saturday, September 01 18 01:39 am BST)


    I am Jamie. One of the coalomen from last weeks steam fair. I know you mentioned taking lots of photos of us and it would be lovely to see them. Please get back to me when you can with prices ect i will most certainly purchase a few! In the meantime i will admire wgat you have on your page here already, hope you enjoyed the show! Speak soon


  • Don Russell (Friday, August 17 18 08:51 am BST)

    Hullo, found your site when looking for GDSF info. I was wondering if you had any information regarding engines travelling to the GDSF. I read engines will be raising money for cancer on there journey but I cannot find any info regarding route and timings.Thanks

  • Brian Moore (Saturday, August 04 18 12:40 pm BST)

    Thanks David: Brian

  • Peter Freeman (Thursday, May 10 18 09:56 pm BST)

    Fantastic site, easy to read and great pics! Keep up the good work.

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