Stephen Fry voices ‘Santa Forgot’ for Alzheimer’s Research UK
- December 6, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Dementia
The voice of Stephen Fry features on a new campaign created by Alzheimer’s Research UK called ‘Santa Forgot’.
Aardman Animation, the creators of Wallace And Gromit made the animation, which explores a Christmas without Santa, who has forgotten the festive season due to the effects of dementia.
The story follows a young girl named Freya, who travels to the North Pole to recruit Santa’s elves as researchers after hearing about Santa’s condition – she believes that “if Santa has a disease, research can find a way to fix it”.
Fry said: “From the moment I was told about Santa Forgot I wanted to lend my support – it is an inspiring and beautiful take on a Christmas tale.
“I urge people up and down the country to get behind the campaign so we can fuel the fight against dementia and take a step forward to making it history.”
Liz Ayre, an Alzheimer’s Research UK champion, lost her husband Mike to early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2013. She said: ”Santa Forgot is beautiful, sad and hopeful all at once and stirred so many different emotions when we watched it…
“I hope Santa Forgot gives people two minutes to think about the impact of dementia this Christmas, and be inspired by how we can change the future with research.”
You can watch the full animation here.