Hello everyone I am one of the Society's press officers based at the national office in London. I'm posting this in the hope you may be able to help me support a campaign being launched by Comic Relief next month which is focusing on elder abuse. The Alzheimer's Society is one of a number of key organisations and charities backing the campaign, which aims to increase public awareness and understanding of elder abuse and ensure that vulnerable older people know how to get help if they need it. Abuse can strike in many different ways and doesn’t always leave a physical mark on its victims. It can be emotional, sexual, verbal and financial, and is not restricted to care homes. I understand that for many this is an extremely sensitive and upsetting issue, but to support this campaign we need to hear how your lives have been affected by abuse. If you have experiences of abuse which you feel would be relevant to this campaign I would really like to hear from you. Due to the sensitive nature of the issue you can also email me in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 020 7306 0813. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear from you soon. Best wishes Hannah ps. Thank you to those who have already responded to a similar request posted in the Dec/ Jan edition of the newsletter.