We announced at the end of June that the Alzheimer’s Society had been chosen as our Charity of the Year 2014/2015. The charity, which will benefit from all fundraising and volunteering activities planned over the next 12 months, was chosen for the wide range of support it offers dementia suffers, and their carers and families, in the region.
There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2021. The Society’s fight for a better world for people with all types of dementia takes a wide range of forms. Through their network of local services, they touch the lives of over 30,000 people every week, providing practical services and support for people with dementia and their carers.
So far this year, we have raised funds for Alzheimer’s Society through various activities, including staff dress down days, an organised quiz night, taking part in the Memory Walk (see below for further information) and a World Cup Sweepstake. We have also been selling the Alzheimer’s Society badges and received donations in collection tins, which are placed at all 4 of our branch offices.
More activities are planned, so watch this space for further information.
To find out more about our fundraising activities, including the Memory Walk, along with our volunteer work, visit our Charity of the Year page.