Local resident and Dementia Friends Champion Emdad Rahman has reached a landmark figure of 2000 Dementia Friends who he has provided information sessions to in order to raise awareness of the effects of Dementia.
Whilst training to be a volunteer at Lords Cricket Ground Emdad became a Dementia Friend in the summer of 2015 after taking part in the same awareness workshop that he now delivers. He was encouraged to become a Dementia Friends Champion and has since gone to deliver numerous Dementia Friends Information Sessions to a variety of people, including youth clubs, elderly projects, Mosques and Churches.
As a champion, Emdad offers training to enable others to learn a little bit more about what it is like to live with dementia.
For further information on dementia friends, visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk.
Would you like to be a dementia friend? Contact Emdad on Twitter: @emdad07