The Christmas Card campaign being run by the Roscommon town branch of the West of Ireland Alzheimers Foundation was formally launched by the Editor of the Roscommon People, Paul Healy, on Friday morning last. A huge crowd attended a fund-raising Coffee Morning in Roscommon Golf Club, where the launch took place. Amongst those present was Mr. John Grant, CEO, Western Alzheimers Foundation, who praised the local committee for their initiative and applauded the local artists who were responsible for the design of the Christmas cards. Mr. Eddie Flanagan, chairperson of the Roscommon town branch of the West of Ireland Alzheimers Foundation, added his congratulations to the artists involved. He also thanked the ‘ladies on our committee’ who had worked so hard over recent months on the project. Mr. Paul Healy, Editor of the Roscommon People, said that he was delighted to formally launch the Christmas card fund-raising campaign. He praised the work of the Alzheimers Foundation both ‘regionally and here in Roscommon town’ and said that the Foundation had a high profile and he was confident that the campaign would be very well supported in Roscommon. Acknowledging that more people are being diagnosed with Alzheimers than in the past, Mr. Healy said that the great work of all involved in the Foundation was much appreciated by the general public. He concluded by commending the artists and the Roscommon town committee and expressed the hope that the campaign would be the resounding success it deserved to be.