A DEMENTIA charity is in danger of losing its carers’ service after failing to secure enough pledges to guarantee its future.

Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support launched it’s Here Today, Gone Tomorrow appeal in April to raise money to continue its vital carer support service.

But so far, it has not managed to secure sufficient pledges to guarantee the safety of the service.

The service offers both telephone and face-to-face support to carers and at any one time, the two carer support workers, Jacky Phelan and Lesley Parkes, can be helping 200 families in Barnsley.

A spokesman for BIADS said: “Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging, frustrating, distressing and at times can appear hopeless.

"Having BIADS’ carer support team on hand to offer advice, information or to just listen at the end of the telephone can make a massive difference to a carer’s life."

BIADS is looking for a pledge of £10 a month which equates to only 33p a day, which would create sufficient funds to make sure people in Barnsley whose lives are affected by dementia can continue to access much-needed help and support required.

Contact 280057 or e-mail biads@btconnect.com if you can help.