Dementia Carer’s Respite Golf Event with Eric Knowles

Dementia Carers’ Respite, the charity that cares for family dementia carers themselves, hosted a Golf Day and Presentation Fundraiser on Thursday October 19th 2023, with special guest Eric Knowles, well-known TV antiques veteran.

The event took place at Harewood Downs Golf Club in Chalfont-St-Giles, Bucks, in aid of the Dementia Carer’s Respite charity.

Founded only in March this year, Dementia Carers’ Respite is all about preserving and protecting health and well-being by funding professional respite at home for Buckinghamshire’s family carers of dementia sufferers of limited means.

Following an entertaining (if slightly soggy) golf event for those participating, there was a presentation dinner which included some words about the charity by its Chair, Walid Marzouk, including its mission to lighten the burden of family carers in an environment where dementia is now the biggest cause of death in this country. It also included an after-dinner speech from the charity’s patron, Eric Knowles, who spoke movingly of his own experiences, having lost both parents to the cruel killer that is dementia.

The charity was overwhelmed by the generosity of attendees, having raised £3118 profits which will all go towards funding respite at home for dementia family carers.

To make a donation or to volunteer for the charity, go to or