Defying Dementia Student Society

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Defying Dementia is a campaign founded at the university; to support research into drugs and development relating to dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. Our society works to support this campaign by hosting various fundraising events. Another of our aims is to make a more Dementia friendly campus by offering Dementia Friends sessions in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society. We also offer several volunteering opportunities including the Bay Dementia Hub, Join Dementia Research (JDR), and the chance to volunteer within the Dementia ward at Lancaster hospital. Our volunteering opportunities are a fantastic way to gain experience and to try your hand at something you may not have previously had a chance to.

Fundraising Events:

  • Bake Sales
  • Santa Dash
  • Valentine's Rose Deliveries
  • Photography Competition
  • Raffles
  • Well-being boxes


  • Games Night
  • Selfie Scavenger Hunt
  • Movie Night
  • Bingo Night
  • Themed Night out in Lancaster
  • End of Term Meal


The Exec:

President and Health & Safety Officer - Jess Lees

Vice President and General Secretary - Victoria Timmington

Treasurer - Ludmila Horehajova

Publicity Officer and Communications Officer - Megan Dews

Volunteer Coordinator - Georgia Priestley

Events Manager and Social Secretary - Ffion Jones



Contact Us:


Facebook: Defying Dementia Student Society

Instagram: defyingdementialu

Terms and conditions

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By joining this group basic information such as name, email and date of birth will be made available to the organisers of the group. Next of Kin details may also be provided if part of the registration. Anonymised demographic information of the group’s membership will be used to improve activity but will not identify any individual.