Janet Quantock our service administrator at Alzheimer Scotland shares her experience on her own family taking part in the first Arbroath Karty Kapers! A fantastic event in raising awareness of the charity.
“My son, grandson and some of his pals were team Alzheimer Scotland in the first Arbroath Karty Kapers . We were asked to take part in the first Arbroath Karty Kapers by Brenda Durno, an Angus Council Councillor who organised the event, as Brenda has been coming into the DRC over the years in her capacity as a councillor and on occasions does crafts workshops with our Tea & Blether group as this is a hobby of hers.
I asked my son Dominic Paterson if he was interested. He was so excited to be involved and my grandson Jacob was very keen too. He got a couple of his friends from Montrose Club to help as well. My dad had Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer Disease. He and my mum were supported by Pat Brodlie which is how I got to learn of Alzheimer Scotland and was fortunate to get a job here in Arbroath.
All my family take part in fundraising for our organisation, my mum especially. During the race my son was heard to shout “come on lads we’re doing this for Alzheimer Scotland”. It was a fun afternoon. Brenda did well. Hopefully we can take part next year too. Also the basic cart was supplied by Carol Dougan Tayside Locality Lead and my son enhanced it!
They had a great time and were delighted to be first across the winning line. They also got 2nd place in the Best Decorated Kart, rightly beaten by the Hulk Mobile. Great event and they are looking forward to next year already."
Huge congratulations to Janet Quantock our service administrator, Dominic, Jacob, Brenda and the volunteers in supporting Alzheimer Scotland!