BARNSLEY Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) has been chosen as Charity of the Year for four organisations.

The group have announced that Norfolk Property Services (NPS) have chosen BIADS as their Charity of the Year for a third consecutive year and that the organisation has also been selected by Marks and Spencer, Berneslai Homes and Primark as their charity of the year.

Sue Hunter, development manager at BIADS, said: “Our members are absolutely thrilled that NPS will be supporting us again and also that Berneslai Homes, Primark and Marks and Spencer are on-board.

"We are so very grateful to all four organisations for their support. We are looking forward to forging great relationships with Berneslai Homes, Primark and Marks and Spencer over the coming months and continuing our excellent relationship with NPS.”

Primark held a tombola stall in the Alhambra Centre, had a cake bake sale and are selling tickets for a raffle. Marks and Spencer have BIADS’ collection boxes by each till in the store and are planning an in store sale of raffle tickets for a hamper.

There are volunteers needed in the store to carry out bag packs when BIADS’ volunteers will be there. NPS held a Golf Day in June raising £6,500.

They will also be holding a race night event in February 2020. And Berneslai Homes organised a sponsored Ben Nevis climb and held cake bake days in their offices.

All money raised will be used by BIADS to continue their work of providing advice and support for families in Barnsley whose lives are affected by dementia.

For more information on BIADS, search for them on Facebook.