Snipped for Alzheimer’s
Thursday, 13 April 2017
LAST Saturday, a former Limavady Tesco worker got his hair shaved for a charity tackling the debilitating disease that has afflicted his father for five years. Dougie Dickson, from Castlerock, got the snip in the Ballymoney store to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.
Dougie, 28, said: "My hair has been long for a decade now and I always said that if I was going to get it cut I would do so for a charity, but never knew which one to pick.
“Well I have decided this year that it was time for a change and decided to do the haircut, finally settling on The Alzheimer's Society as my charity.
“I chose this charity because my father John, who is 70, has this debilitating disease. He was diagnosed when he was around 65 and this past year he has got quite bad with it.
“He no longer recognises simple everyday objects for what they are and immediately forgets doing things after he has done them, for the moment he still knows who we, his family are, which is a small mercy.
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