The lovely Laura from Laura Lollipop posted a blog post with an idea that first appeared on Facebook. This idea was to post a photo related to your favourite memory, accompanied by the following caption;
‘’To help lead the fight against dementia, to end the distress it causes, take action and raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s Society. The idea is to post a picture related to one of your favourite memories and make a donation by texting ‘ASFM90’ followed by the amount to 70070. So for example: ASFM90 £2’’
Laura decided this shouldn’t just be restricted to Facebook and instead shared a couple of her favourite memories in an attempt to raise awareness for the Alzheimers Society. The internet is such a powerful tool and for once, it can be used to celebrate the work this charity too and ensure they can carry on doing what they do. Dementia is a horrible disease and nobody should have to go through it, let alone without the help of charities like the Alzheimers Society.
In May, my mum married my step-dad who is one of my favourite people. It had been a long time coming and was a gorgeous day. This isn’t a memory from my child hood or anything, but will forever be a happy memory. I love this picture of my mum, step-dad, brother, sister, my boyfriend and I.
Last September I went to Magaluf with my best friend to see The Courteeners. Yes Maga definitely isn’t my scene, but I’d happily fly to the other side of the world to see those boys perform. This picture reminds me of those few days, sat in the sun, drinking with my best friend and watching our favourite band perform live. It also reminds me of every other time I’ve seen The Courteeners, whether it be a home gig in Manchester, or away day in Berlin. I will never fall out of love with that band.
This isn’t really one memory, but the first picture was taken at our Sixth Form prom in 2011 and the second in May of this year. I think it’s funny seeing how we look so different, yet still the same?! I’ve had so many happy memories with this boy and I’m so thankful he’s still hanging around.
Don’t forget to donate to The Alzheimer’s Society by texting ‘ASFM90’ followed by the amount to 70070. So for example: ASFM90 £2’
I want to know YOUR favourite memory! Leave them in the comments OR write your own blog post, don’t forget to send me the link so I can have a read.