The Alzheimer Society of Eire teaming up with Virgin Media Tv for particular ‘Donate For Dementia’ week to mark Jack Charlton documentary
The Alzheimer Society of Eire (ASI) is teaming up with Virgin Media Tv for a particular ‘Donate For Dementia’ week of exercise from Twenty second-Twenty eighth March to lift much-needed consciousness and important funds for the charity to assist individuals with all types of dementia which impacts half 1,000,000 Irish households.
From Monday Twenty second March, Virgin Media TV (VMTV) studio reveals from Eire AM to The Tonight Present will embrace particular programming to place the highlight on individuals dwelling with dementia, household carers and ambassadors, employees and buddies of The ASI.
Virgin Media Tv presenter Martin King will open up about his personal private expertise with dementia in a particular documentary known as ‘We Want To Discuss About Dementia’ on Virgin Media One on Sunday Twenty eighth March (8.00pm).
Martin’s mom, Christina, was identified with dementia and sadly handed away in 2019. His father, Martin Senior, who was in the identical nursing dwelling, and room, as his mom, died simply 4 weeks earlier than her. Martin talks to members of his family, individuals in the neighborhood and people with a lived expertise of dementia about lifting the stigma that’s typically related to illness.
The particular consciousness and fundraising week will conclude with the published of the Discovering Jack Charlton documentary on Virgin Media One on Sunday Twenty eighth March (9.00pm). This compelling documentary, which The ASI are a charity companion for, seems at this Irish sporting legend and his beforehand undocumented life with dementia.
It options contributions from Jack’s household for the primary time, together with his spouse Pat and son John. They’re supported by main figures in soccer, music, movie and politics. The documentary additionally options unseen archive footage, capturing behind the scenes with Jack and the Eire staff in the course of the World Cup in 1990 and on the highway to their qualification for the 1994 World Cup within the USA.
Pat McLoughlin, CEO of The Alzheimer Society of Eire mentioned: “I’m delighted that The Alzheimer Society of Eire is teaming up with Virgin Media Tv for a particular week of exercise to mark the TV launch of the highly effective Discovering Jack Charlton documentary. Jack lived with dementia within the closing years of his life and this wonderful documentary focuses on his love for his household and people extraordinary years when he introduced Eire to Euro 88 and two World Cups, boosting our nationwide satisfaction past comparability. There are 64,000 individuals dwelling with dementia in Eire and annually there are 11,000 new circumstances – which means at this time, tomorrow and the subsequent day 30 individuals per day can be identified. This one-week partnership will increase a lot consciousness and much-needed funds to assist these dwelling with dementia and their carers. We’re simply so grateful to Virgin Media and the makers of the Jack Charlton documentary Noah Media Group for serving to to place this highlight on individuals with dementia and their household carers throughout this week. We’re all actually wanting ahead to it now.”
Invoice Malone, Director of Content material, Virgin Media Tv mentioned: “Virgin Media Tv are delighted to be a part of such an initiative, to lift consciousness of Dementia and to lift a lot wanted funds for The Alzheimer’s Society of Eire. All through the week our key programmes will shine a light-weight on the experiences of those that have been affected by Dementia and the nice work of the society. The fruits of our fundraising week can be Sunday, March Twenty eighth with quite a few specifically commissioned programmes; tributes to Jack Charlton by those that knew him and the TV premiere of the fantastic movie Discovering Jack Charlton.”