Some of England’s best-known celebrities are starring in a new short music film - part of which will be airing as an advert for the first time tonight - to support a new Dementia awareness campaign.
The Dementia Friends campaign from Public Health England and Alzheimer’s Society aims to show that people with dementia can still live fulfilling and rewarding lives with a little help, understanding and kindness from those around them.
Sir Paul McCartney has joined the campaign as an ambassador for Dementia Friends as celebrities and volunteers perform one of The Beatles’ most memorable tracks ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’.
The cast-list includes Lily Allen, Chris Martin, Ray Winstone; Pixie Lott; Paul O’Grady; Leighton Baines; Fiona Phillips; Simon Pegg; Alesha Dixon and Ruth Jones and Sir Terry Pratchett, alongside Gina Shaw, a 61 year old singer and former nurse from Liverpool, who has dementia.
For more information about the Dementia Friends campaign, click here