This year we are taking part in Elf Day on Friday 7th December 2018 in order to raise awareness and money for Alzheimer’s Society.
The Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever because, until the day they find a cure, they are aiming to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted and are able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.
Dementia is the number one cause of death in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Someone develops dementia every three minutes. It doesn’t discriminate, it has a huge impact on families everywhere, and currently there’s no cure. In short, it’s a big challenge – the biggest health challenge we face today. Which is where the little (and not-so-little) helpers come in.
What are we doing?
Our team are currently competing to avoid dressing head to toe as an Elf! Whoever raises the least amount of money will have to come to work dressed as one of Santa’s little helpers. Please get involved and donate to the member of staff that you DO NOT want to see dressed as an Elf on their JustGiving pages below:
Holly (Receptionist) – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/holly-davies11
Sara (Sports Manager) – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sara-bickel
Rob (DM) – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rob-silvey
Ben (SSA) – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ben-pannett2
You will also be able to take part in our Elf Day Quiz for just 50p. This will be donated to the Alzheimer’s society and you will be entered into a draw to win a cracking prize.
How does my money help?
Elf Day is all about raising money to support people with dementia and their families. Every pound you raise will make a difference.
£50 – could help investigate how one type of dementia develops by paying to grow one day’s worth of nerve cells in a lab
£232 – could allow eight people affected by dementia to share practical tips and advice at a peer support session.
No matter how much you can give, if we all donate together we can make a real difference. Please help us by donating to a member of our team’s just giving page or by donating in our Little Green Box at the front desk.
So please join us in getting involved and supporting this incredibly important cause.
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