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Isca Barum Initiative for the Alzheimer’s Society
Posted on: July 31st 2017
Section: Member news

Isca Barum Insurance Brokers, based in Exeter and Barnstaple, are raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society with two quite different initiatives.

In the first, Bruce Archibold, MD of Isca Barum is to celebrate 40 years in the insurance business in September, by taking on a challenge to be banished to his woodworking workshop to make a bespoke coffee table and four bowls to celebrate the four decades he has worked in the insurance industry.  But, there is a catch - This project must be completed within 7 days!!

The table will be approximately 36 inches x 20 inches and made from Ash and be similar in style to the photo (but paler), while the four bowls will be 8 inches in diameter and each will be made using a different wood, Pippy Burr Oak, Cherry,  Lacewood, and Spalted Beech

The second part of the initiative, commences when Bruce takes part with fellow colleagues of Isca Barum in the Alzheimer’s Society Exeter Memory Walk on Sunday September 3rd

Bruce said; ‘’I’m supporting the Alzheimer’s Society for my chosen charity as I recently lost my own Mother to this dreadful condition.   Last year alone the Alzheimer’s Society, through their local services, directly helped over 100,000 people. I want them to be able to help even more!’’

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it doesn’t just affect older people. Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia. This is called early-onset or young-onset dementia.

Once Bruce has completed the table and bowls, they will be auctioned on Ebay  to raise further funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, so please check the Isca Barum website for news on this after the 11th September.

Bruce hopes people will dig deep and show your support for him and his colleagues as they walk and for Bruce as he chips away in his workshop making truly unique products.

For more information, please email: , or speak to Sarah Page on

01271 320320


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