Society grateful to film festival

I am writing on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society to thank Whitley Bay Film Festival for their fantastic fundraising support with the screening of Kes at Whitley Bay FC.

Film-goers got a chance to meet actor David Bradley who played Billy Casper in the award-winning picture, with one lucky fan winning a football signed by the star.

Bradley, who more recently appeared in the Harry Potter film series, helped raise a magic £352 on the night for Alzheimer’s Society, which will go towards helping improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

The author of the book from which the 1969 classic film was adapted, Barry Hines, is one of 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, whilst the number of people with dementia in North Tyneside is expected to rise to 2,684 in 2014.

Rob Stewart

Communications and Media Officer

Alzheimer’s Society