A BARNSLEY dementia charity has received a £7,000 boost in funding for its befriending service. 

The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation presented BIADS with the money which will secure the befriending service until November 2015.

BIADS provides information, emotional support and services for people in Barnsley affected by dementia, their carers and families.

Chief Officer Linda Pattison said: "We can’t thank Perrigo enough for this fabulous donation which we will use to keep our befriending service going until, hopefully, we can find longer term funding."

A just giving campaign has also been launched to raise £20,000 to help continue the befriending service. This can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/biads/.