IRISH SONG and dance filled Touchwood on St Patrick’s Day (March 17) as a team of volunteers raised £976 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Meriden resident David McGrath serenaded shoppers for four hours in memory of his father, Patrick, who died of dementia in November 2015.
For his third year of fundraising David was joined by the Mayor of Solihull, Coun Stuart Davis and volunteers who have family members who are living with Alzheimer’s.
David said: “We had a great afternoon with the shoppers entertaining them with classic Irish songs.
“People were fabulously generous and although it was an upbeat day, there were some poignant moments too from shoppers who stopped by to tell us their own stories about how dementia was affecting their families.
“I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated. Also to the Mayor of Solihull, our volunteers and of course the staff at Touchwood who kindly supported us in aid of a great cause.”