Salisbury fundraisers needed for Alzheimer's Research UK

Salisbury fundraisers needed for Alzheimer's Research UK

Published at 1:16pm 22nd May 2019. (Updated at 1:21pm 22nd May 2019)

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The dementia research charity needs "passionate volunteers" to help raise vital funds and awareness.

With Dementia Action Week upon us Alzheimer's Research UK is trying to get more people involved in the charity.

It's looking for people with a range of skills to help form a new fundraising group.

You can get involved in a variety of ways, from getting stuck in to fundraising challenges to raise money for pioneering research to representing Alzheimer's Research UK at events and spreading the word about the charity within your community.

Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK regional fundraising groups play a crucial part in raising funds to help scientists make life-changing breakthroughs in dementia research.

Dementia, most commonly caused by Alzheimer's, currently affects around 850,000 people across the UK.

Alzheimer's Research UK powers world-class studies focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatments for dementia and is currently supporting pioneering dementia research projects worth over £31 million in universities across the UK.

James Warren, Regional Fundraising Officer at Alzheimer's Research UK, said:

"Dementia has a huge impact on families, with over 1600 people living with the condition in Salisbury alone. It is important to us at Alzheimer's Research UK that communities have the opportunity to come together and get involved with supporting dementia research.

"Regional fundraising groups are vital in helping us power research to make key breakthroughs possible, both through raising funds and helping to spread awareness of this cruel condition. Our supporters are key to helping us achieve our vision of a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia."

James says volunteers will receive a warm welcome.

"We're confident we're going to find passionate and dedicated fundraisers in Salisbury and we can't wait to welcome them. As the Regional Fundraising Officer, I'll be on hand to support the group as they kick-start their fundraising activities."

To register your interest in being involved in a Salisbury fundraising group visit www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

 

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