Chorley based Search Marketing company DigiEnable last night brought together a number of Lancashire and Manchester based businesses to raise money for Dementia Support. The event, which celebrated DigiEnable’s 5th year in business, featured a keynote talk from The Times and Spectator Cartoonist Tony Husband, famous for his regular Private Eye cartoon strip “Yobs” and 80’s children’s TV show “Round the Bend”.
Tony spoke emotionally about his book “Take Care, Son” which charts his father’s battle with Dementia, using illustrations to tell the story of how the illness effects the individual, and the impact on their family and friends.
Darren Jenkinson, Founding Partner of DigiEnable said “We wanted to create an event which allowed us to say thank you to those who have supported us in building our business, but also raise awareness of a very important, and often misunderstood illness”. “All money raised from the event will be going to support a local charity, Genesis Care North West, who provide well-being and respite services for older people”.
Liz Hardwick, Co-Founder of DigiEnable added “Reaching five years is an important milestone for our business, and we wanted to host an evening that people would remember. Having such an amazing speaker, and sharing that experience with other local business owners, made it a night I’ll never forget.”
The event was held in the centre of Chorley at locally-owned Restaurant and Bar, The Emporium. Twenty friends and clients of DigiEnable attended the event which raised £135 for Genesis Care North West. Michael Dunne from Safecell Security won the prize draw for a signed Tony Husband Cartoon.
Notes for Editor
DigiEnable works with businesses, charities and councils to develop their online marketing. DigiEnable also deliver SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) services to a range of clients across the UK from business consultants to window manufacturers and everything in between. DigiEnable were ranked 29th in the UK’s Top 100 Digital Leaders in 2014. More information can be found at www.DigiEnable.co.uk
Prize Draw winner Michael Dunne is Managing Director of SafeCell Security and oversees the strategic development and day-to-day running of the business. Michael has spent over 20 years in the security industry and specializes in the Design, Installation, Maintenance and Commissioning of electrical security systems such as Intruder Alarms, Fire Alarms, CCTV, Warden Control and Access Control. http://www.safecellgroup.com/
Genesis Care is a small, not for profit organisation providing a well-being and respite care service for older people who offer a wide range of activities and therapies designed to stimulate and motivate. They have a specific focus on assisting people suffering with Dementia. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. Less than 2% of people living with dementia feel that people in hospital understand their needs and struggles.