YOUNGSTERS at Clarendon School in Trowbridge left their school uniforms at home and went to class all dressed up in denim to help raise money for Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support.

The pupils really took the cause to their hearts by sporting double and triple denim as the school looks to develop a closer relationship with the charity.

Jon Edy-Berry, Clarendon School deputy headteacher, said: “The staff and students really embraced this opportunity to highlight the wonderful work of Alzheimer’s Support Wiltshire and raise awareness and vital funds.

“We hope this is the beginning of a long relationship with this special charity.”

Alzheimer’s Support Fundraiser Rachel Fear said: “It was great to see the pupils get so involved in Denim for Dementia and they looked great.

“We’ve had fantastic support for our campaign this year from schools, businesses and people in the community.

“We’d love it if everyone could get involved and help people living with dementia in our county.”

Alzheimer’s Support supports more than 1,000 people each month in Wiltshire, with day clubs, a network of singing, movement and art groups, and highly personalised one-to-one care which was last year named the Best Dementia Team at the national Dementia Care Awards.

It needs to raise £300,000 a year to keep services running.

Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK and is a progressive condition affecting memory, thinking and reasoning and communication.

To find out more about Alzheimer’s Support and the work it does in Wiltshire, visit or call 01225 776481.