STAFF at Burnley housing group Calico have raised £208 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The money was collected by the organisation’s independent living team during Dementia Awareness Week.

Workers also donated items including cordial, shampoo and shower gel to homelessness charities the Elizabeth Street Project and SafeNet Sarah Harker, Calico’s supported living officer, said: “This is a fantastic result – we’d like to thank everyone who took part throughout the week.

“As well as raising a tremendous amount for a fantastic cause, we hope we’ve also raised awareness of a very important issue.

“Three quarters of people in the UK don’t think society is geared up to deal with people with dementia, and over two thirds of people with dementia don’t always feel part of the community.”

The money was raised through events including a dress-down Friday and ‘guess the bottle tops’ contest.