Balloon release marks end of Dementia Awareness Week

Balloon release marks end of Dementia Awareness Week

Balloon release marks end of Dementia Awareness Week

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Hertsmere’s Mayor joined a Borehamwood care home for a balloon release to mark the end of Dementia Awareness week.

Mayor Councillor Paul Morris joined staff and residents at The Mead care home on Friday to celebrate the end of Dementia Awareness week.

The annual campaign, led by the Alzheimer’s Society, has seen events across the country to encourage people to actively seek answers to their questions about dementia.

The care home, in Castleford Close, Borehamwood, was joined by the provider Quantum Care’s 25 other homes around Hertfordshire to release the balloons as part of the campaign.

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1:55pm Fri 30 May 14

AndyMabbett says...

What a lot of litter! Will the organisers and Councillor Morris collect it up, when it fouls our beaches, rivers, oceans, parks and countryside?

Balloon releases are harmful to the environment, to wildlife and to domestic animals, as I outline in this article:

http://birdguides.co
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Even supposedly biodegradable balloons can last – and do harm – for a year or more. Newspapers, cardboard boxes, supermarket carrier bags and fast-food leftovers are all biodegradable; would it be OK to scatter them so carelessly?

Organisations who oppose balloon releases include the Marine Conservation Society, the RSPB, the RSPCA, the National Farmers’ Union, the Shark Trust, the Tidy Britain Group, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Scottish Natural Heritage, Tidy Wales, Tidy Northern Ireland, The Country Land and Business Association, Surfers Against Sewage, Clean Cornwall, county bird clubs, various Wildlife Trusts, the Bumblebee Trust, The Soil Association, The Waterways Trust, local councils and others.
What a lot of litter! Will the organisers and Councillor Morris collect it up, when it fouls our beaches, rivers, oceans, parks and countryside? Balloon releases are harmful to the environment, to wildlife and to domestic animals, as I outline in this article: http://birdguides.co m/webzine/article.as p?a=1490 Even supposedly biodegradable balloons can last – and do harm – for a year or more. Newspapers, cardboard boxes, supermarket carrier bags and fast-food leftovers are all biodegradable; would it be OK to scatter them so carelessly? Organisations who oppose balloon releases include the Marine Conservation Society, the RSPB, the RSPCA, the National Farmers’ Union, the Shark Trust, the Tidy Britain Group, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Scottish Natural Heritage, Tidy Wales, Tidy Northern Ireland, The Country Land and Business Association, Surfers Against Sewage, Clean Cornwall, county bird clubs, various Wildlife Trusts, the Bumblebee Trust, The Soil Association, The Waterways Trust, local councils and others. AndyMabbett
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