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By DSDC Team

January 10th, 2017

For Laura's Gran #17in2017

Many of us have causes that are close to our hearts and like to support them where possible. Charities often rely on donations from the public to continue their work, and the Dementia Services Development Trust is no different. 

Laura Paton is one of the many generous supporters we are lucky to have. This year Laura has challenged herself to take part in seventeen events to fundraise for us in memory of her gran! Over the next 12 months you will be able to read about Laura's journey in our newsletter and online. 

Good luck Laura!

Laura Paton with her Gran

I am taking part in 17 events in 2017 to raise money for the Dementia Services Development Trust.

We sadly lost my Gran last year, who lived with dementia in the last couple of years of her life. It was extremely heart-breaking to watch her lose confidence and struggle with all our memories together.

As an Architect in Glasgow I have also been involved in designing a care home using the principles set out in the Dementia Design guides from DSDC which highlights small design features that can make a person’s daily routine easy and stress free.

So, my aim is to take part in 17 sporting challenges over the course of the year. I have taken part in various running races before (never 17!) but this time I am going to take on some new sporting challenges and really push myself. No doubt I will recruit some friends and family to help me along the way!

Over this year, I hope to complete my challenges and learn more about this charity and the important work it undertakes.



Follow my story on Instagram lp88laura #17in2017 

You can help Laura fundraise on justgiving 

The Dementia Services Development Trust (DSDT) works to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.  It does this through funding the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), which it has done for over 25 years. DSDT is a charity administered by trustees independent of both DSDC and the University. 



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