A Bristol supermarket worker spent an entire eight-hour shift on the tills in silence to help raise money for BRACE.

Beverley Pearce has so far raised more than £1,100 for us by keeping quiet at work.

Bev wanted to raise money for research into the illness after a close friend of hers with diagnosed with the disease at the age of 67.

She said, “I wanted a fun way to raise much needed money for a very serious illness. I’ve seen for myself the impact of dementia and I was determined to do something to be useful. I have to admit it was quite hard keeping totally quiet for eight hours, but with a lot of help from customers and other members of staff I managed it – I’m pretty good at pointing now!”

Bev works at the Patchway Asda store near Cribbs Causeway.

BRACE Chief Executive Mark Poarch congratulated Bev on her silent challenge. He said, “I imagine in a busy supermarket it’s not easy to keep quiet for so long so she did incredibly well! The money Bev has raised so far will go towards the funding of essential early stage research into the causes of dementia. It’s thanks to likes of people like Bev, and the people who supported her, that we will one day defeat dementia.”

You can still sponsor Bev here.

Not a peep! - Bev restrains herself from complimenting a customer on his bagging skills...