SHE has been recognised for her work in increasing the awareness of dementia.
Mandy Rowlands, of Fareham, was highly commended for her efforts at the Alzheimer’s Society first-ever awards to recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations work to improve the lives of people with dementia.
She was commended in the Dementia Friends Champion category.
Mandy said: ‘Being recognised as a finalist and then to be invited to the awards ceremony felt really special and I felt really proud to be there.
‘The event itself was inspiring – so many people involved in so many wonderful projects – really making a difference.
‘I was amazed to receive a highly commended certificate.’
The awards were established to mark the second anniversary of the Prime Minister’s national challenge on dementia. A key part of this challenge was to deliver dementia-friendly communities that would enable people with dementia to enjoy a better quality of life.
Over the past year, Mandy has run information sessions for people of all ages from a group in their 80s to school children and Brownie packs.