Instead of sending Christmas cards over the festive season, Glasdon staff once again made a donation to a charity chosen.
From a list of amazing charities suggested by staff members, the Alzheimer’s Society, United Against Dementia was chosen as the well-deserving recipient.Alzheimer’s Society Is the UK’s leading dementia charity that provides information and support, funds research, campaigns to improve care, and helps create a lasting change for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
225,000 people will develop dementia this year, and the Alzheimer’s Society aims to work to prevent all types of dementia with the ambition that by 2022, all newly people diagnosed will have an offer of support.*
To raise money Alzheimer’s Society holds fundraising events, from Treks and memory walks, to social events. This 18th June 2020, the charity is holding a Cupcake Day, see how you can get involved here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day/Get-involved.
With a tremendous response from our Glasdon Employees for the draw, our contributions raised a fantastic amount.
The Glasdon Group Charitable Giving Committee kindly added to the donation amount.
Sue Swire, Community Fundraiser Cumbria & Lancashire at Alzheimer’s Society, said:
“We are extremely grateful to the staff at Glasdon for their wonderful support. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of others to help us support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow".
Thank you to Glasdon Staff for your contributions and support once again.
You can donate to the Alzheimer’s Society and support the vital work that they are doing by calling 0330 333 0804 or visiting: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/.
Learn more about dementia and how you can become a dementia friend to help your community here: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk.
Photograph: (L-R) Sharon Masterson of Glasdon UK Ltd alongside Sue Swire, Community Fundraiser Cumbria & Lancashire Alzheimer’s Society