Singer aims to help people with Alzheimer’s

Dave Bassett, service manager of The Leicestershire and Rutland Alzheimers Society with Jacqueline Walker. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150414-144718001
Dave Bassett, service manager of The Leicestershire and Rutland Alzheimers Society with Jacqueline Walker. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150414-144718001

A singer from Oakham who has used her talents to produce a CD with the help of local singers and musicians, has helped to raise over £300 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Jacquie ‘Curly’ Walker has managed to sell over 90 CDs in aid of the charity, in memory of her father.

The £374 that has been raised so far, will go towards helping to fund support groups for carers and day care for sufferers of Alzheimer’s.

Jacquie said: “I’m over the moon that people are buying the CDs. The Alzheimer’s Society is really pleased with the amount of money we have raised and without these donations they wouldn’t be able to function.”

The album, made up of 14 tracks which help provoke a response from people with memory problems are being sold for £10 each, with 60 per cent of the profits going towards the charity.

The CDs can be purchased at The Woolzone in Northgate, Oakham and from Collyweston Village Hall.

Jacquie handed over a cheque to Dave Bassett, service manager of The Leicestershire and Rutland Alzheimer’s Society this week.

Jacquie hopes to up the percentage going to Alzheimer’s to 80 per cent once she has managed to sell 225 CDs.

For more information about the CDs or to purchase one direct from Jacquie please e-mail curlysings@gmail.com.