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Total raised so far


£2,290.00 of £30,000 target +£467.50 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

7 hours ago

Sara Crichton


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Such an important charity that gave valuable support to my family

10 hours ago

Caroline Hayward


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

In memory of my dearest friend who lost her life to early onset dementia. She and her family were supported by Dementia Forward here in Harrogate.

10 hours ago

Emma Ford


Dementia Forward help my family and I when my mum was diagnosed with Early Onset Dementia. They were the only support we had and couldn't have managed without them. Thank you x

2 days ago

Anne Horner


+ £37.50 Gift Aid

This is a brilliant thing to do, it's so important to support people with dementia.

2 days ago

Peter Horton


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

This is such an important cause

2 days ago

Mel & Phil - TravelGate


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

3 days ago



+ £7.50 Gift Aid

You all do a fantastic job. Many thanks for your efforts.

3 days ago

Kathryn Jukes


3 days ago



+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Hope you get the minibus soon!

3 days ago

Victoria heron


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

About us

Dementia Forward is the leading dementia charity for York and North Yorkshire. We provide support, advice and information to anybody affected by dementia across the county, and have developed a comprehensive range of services; all with people living with dementia at their heart. Our aim is to knit dementia support into the community, so that people can continue to live well for longer.

Dementia in some way affects more than 50% of the UK public*. In the face of this startling statistic, we want to increase awareness and understanding, and provide free, confidential advice and support, so that no-one has to face dementia alone.

To find out more about how we are making a difference, call our helpline on 03300 578592 or visit

*Statistics from

Charity number: 1148225

Stray Ferret Christmas Appeal

Don't let people living with dementia in the Harrogate district feel isolated and alone in their own homes this winter.

We have a £30,000 target to fund a minibus for local charity Dementia Forward. The minibus will collect people from the district affected by dementia, bring them to social events, and to enjoy good company. Keeping socially and physically active has been proven to reduce the effects of dementia.

Many of us will know someone affected by dementia. Dementia can rob people of their memories, and make it difficult to join in with their families at this time of year, but with the right care and support we can make a difference.

Please donate to our appeal. Dementia is 24/7, let's not forget those who need our help this Christmas.

To read all the articles from the Christmas Appeal, visit; and search for 'Christmas Appeal'.

The Stray Ferret Christmas Appeal has been kindly sponsored by Vida Healthcare.

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Our updates

4 days ago

Thank you Prosperis Limited!

Local financial advisor Prosperis, has generously donated to the Stray Ferret Christmas appeal this year in support of Dementia Forward.

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