AN Orford woman has been celebrating more than quadrupling the number of shops in the town signed up to her dementia aware campaign.

Carol Bevan saw firsthand the huge impact the condition can have after her mum Maureen was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 56.

Since then she has launched her own campaign to make Warrington dementia-friendly and handed out ‘Purple angels’ stickers to businesses who have signed up for the scheme.

Carol added: “I believe there is not enough awareness of it, unless you are touched by it you’re not going to know what impact it can have on a person’s life.

“We had 17 businesses signed up when I started last year but in the last few months I’ve now got 79.”

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