For the past 12 months RedEye have been fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society, a key UK charity in the fight against dementia. The whole company has relished the opportunity to find new and fun ways to raise money for this important cause.
With that year coming to an end, let’s take a look at what RedEye achieved! We’ve jumped out of planes, tackled the three peaks, held cake sales and car washes, driven across Europe in a banger rally, organised sweepstakes and raffles and much much more! RedEye have put their all into raising money for such a worthy charity.
RedEye have counted every penny raised from across the business and we are pleased to announce that the final figure raised for Alzheimer’s Society is (*drumroll please*) £30,659.04.
£11,046 could pay for the running of a Dementia Café for an entire year, giving up to 45 people the opportunity to share their personal experiences and feel less isolated. So the amount RedEye have raised is clearly going to have a big impact.
Every single one of our employees has put in a huge effort raising money, we would also like to give a special thanks to our Board who have been very generous in matching all donations.
Alzheimer’s Society are the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, providing information and practical and emotional support to help people live well with dementia. They also campaign to improve public understanding of dementia, making sure it's taken seriously and acted on by the UK Government. They rely on voluntary donations to continue their vital work.
There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK with the numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. 70 per cent of people in the UK’s care homes have dementia and 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 suffer with dementia, showing its impact on the population.
Aimee Maguet, Senior Corporate Partnership Executive at Alzheimer’s Society said:
“The amount raised by RedEye is amazing and something they should all be proud of. RedEye have really got stuck in fundraising over the course of the year, getting involved with our cupcake day, Elf the Musical raffle and many other ideas they have come up with themselves.”
Scott Young, Head of HR at RedEye added:
“I was delighted when RedEye employees chose to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and it is clear by the amount raised that all employees have completely committed to fundraising for them throughout the year. We are all absolutely thrilled with the result. An accomplishment we can all be proud of!”