Alzheimer Scotland Western Isles in Bells Road, Stornoway, is turning to internet-based fund-raising to make up for the drastic shortfall of income caused by the coronavirus crisis lockdown.

Marion MacInnes, Locality Leader for the charity, says today (Thursday July 2) that they are raising vital funds for local services provided by Alzheimer Scotland because our local services need your help to continue.”

They have set a £1250 target on their JustGiving page.

!n the first 36hours they managed to get past £650 on the way to their target.

And they are going for the purple look!

They say: “Did you know that wearing purple can make you feel confident and energetic? Apart from that it can also help you support a good cause.

“Plan a ‘Wear something purple day’ with family, friends or colleagues and make a donation via

“Share this post and tag your friends, family and work colleagues to get involved.

“Send us your photos if you like and we can share on our social media platforms with your permission.”

Marion states: “Please help us continue to provide vital support to people living with dementia and their families in the Western Isles. 

“Now more than ever people living with dementia and their families need our help. We want to make sure that nobody faces dementia alone. Your generous support helps us to do that and every penny really does count.

“Alzheimer Scotland like many charities have been severely impacted by Covid 19 with many of the local fundraising events and opportunities we rely on having to be postponed and cancelled.

“We rely on fundraised income to support our local support services and activities.