Cosham barbers’ staff dress up to raise awareness

(L-r) Zoe Paffett, Neil Hood, Bev Steele and Charmyne Sters at Ian Henry's Barbers in Cosham

(L-r) Zoe Paffett, Neil Hood, Bev Steele and Charmyne Sters at Ian Henry's Barbers in Cosham

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A COSHAM barbers held a fancy dress day yesterday to raise awareness of dementia.

Staff at Ian Henry’s dressed up as old people, causing smiles among their customers.

Two of the staff, Bev Steele, 53 and Charmyne Sters,40, know and care for someone with dementia and say, that although caring for someone is stressful, it is extremely rewarding.

Bev said: ‘My mother has Alzheimer’s and it has affected us as a family.

‘People need to be more educated about what help is out there for dementia.’

Staff have previously raised money for Epilepsy UK and local charities, but made it clear that dementia awareness was important to them.

Bev said: ‘It’s close to our hearts and we wanted to make everyone aware.’

All of the staff pulled together to get the event ready in time for Dementia Awareness Week.

Zoe Paffett said: ‘It was a real rush to do this but we’re so glad we did it.’

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