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Funds boosted by housing staff

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One of Riverside's Memory Walk One of Riverside's Memory Walk

A dementia awareness day, a busking session, a triathlon and a series of memory walks are just a few of the ways Riverside staff have raised over £15,000 for Alzheimer’s Society over the last seven months.

 

Since April, when the housing association pledged to support Alzheimer’s Society as its corporate charity for two years, Riverside has raised £15,610. This has generated a further £2,253 in Gift Aid, bringing the total to £17,863.

 

Chief Executive, Carol Matthews, said: “Not only am I impressed with the creative ideas our colleagues have come up with to raise funds but I am also overwhelmed by their generosity, especially given the current economic climate. We are keen to maintain this momentum going forward.”

 

The Alzheimer’s Society supports people to live well with dementia today, and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow.

 

Carol added: “We chose Alzheimer’s Society after colleagues provided feedback on what should be our corporate charity after three successful years supporting WaterAid. There was such strong support for this particular cause because dementia has touched so many of us and impacts on every community.”

 

Rebecca Smith, Corporate Partnership Manager from Alzheimer’s Society, said: “It’s fantastic to see such enthusiasm from all the employees at Riverside who are continuing to help make a difference to the 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK.

 

“It’s thanks to the support of Riverside employees that the staggering £17,000 they have raised so far could be used to pay for 35 Alzheimer's Society Singing for the Brain Sessions which use singing to enhance communication, confidence and wellbeing in individuals living with dementia. Riverside is helping to change the lives of so many. A massive thank you to all Riverside employees.”

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