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Taking a #unselfie on #givingtuesday for Alzheimer Scotland

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On Tuesday I’ll be taking an #unselfie and supporting #givingtuesday

Next week, on Tuesday 2 December 2014, Alzheimer Scotland will be participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day of charitable giving.

With preparations for the festive season in full swing, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity for us to come together and show why it’s good to give. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time or just spreading the word, #GivingTuesday is a call to action for everyone who wants to give something back, to do something for charity.

Every community in Scotland is affected by dementia. There are 88,000 people with dementia in Scotland so there are few families who are untouched by this illness, yet many of us still find it difficult to talk about dementia. By sharing experiences and raising awareness, Alzheimer Scotland want to change society’s attitude to the illness and make sure nobody faces dementia alone. They need your help to do this though.

Alzheimer Scotland want you to get involved with #GivingTuesday – They’d like you to do something charitable on that day and tell them about it to get people talking about dementia. Take an #unselfie photo with info about what you’re doing and post it on your Facebook and Twitter pages. https://storify.com/givingtuesdayuk/may-your-holidays-be-unselfie Ask your friends to share your posts, or you could ask them to do something themselves on #GivingTuesday.

Will you fundraise or donate to support the work of Alzheimer Scotland? Will you take some time to become a Dementia Friend? Or will you volunteer at one of their many events, activities or services?

So this weekend, ask yourself: what can I do on #GivingTuesday to give something back and be #unselfie ?

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