Following a successful year’s fundraising last year, we decided to throw our support behind a charity in 2012. We asked all members of staff to nominate a charity and then we put the most popular ones to vote. Alzheimer’s Society was a clear favourite, striking a chord with many of us, and having personal resonance for some.
The stark truth of the matter is that one in three of us will die with some form of dementia and many more of us will experience the shocking reality of the disease first hand as elderly relatives (or indeed younger friends or family) suffer its inflictions.
We want to do all that we can over the next 12 months to support Alzheimer’s Society both at a local and organisation level, and have numerous activities and events planned to raise awareness as well as pounds. Please read on if you want to find out more about Alzheimer’s Society.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2021.
The support Alzheimer’s Society provides includes day care and home care for those who suffer with all types of dementia. Every year the society invests around £2 million in a research program, improving the knowledge they have about dementia and its treatments as well as training and development services for health and care professionals.