Callcredit raises £20,000 for Alzheimer's Society

We’re delighted to have raised over £20,000 for Alzheimer’s Society, which was chosen as our Charity of the Year in 2017.

Alzheimer's cheque presentation 2018

(Left to right: Callcredit’s Sarah Shaw, Corporate Responsibility Consultant, Julie Wright, Group HR Director and Lucy Buchanan, Office Services Administrator, present cheque for £20,000 to Rosie Mellor-Silvester from Alzheimer’s Society)

With a comprehensive programme of activity including events at our headquarters in Leeds and offices across the UK, over 1,000 colleagues helped to raise funds and awareness for the charity; with sponsored challenges, pop-up shops, sky dives and more.

David Jones in our Stockport office took part in five ‘Tough Mudder’ events, Diane Townshend in our Kent office walked the Thames Path, covering a whopping 28km, and our Café One team in Leeds got involved in a host of fundraising, from bake sales to sponsored ‘Memory Walks’. The year ended on a high with a grand raffle in December for tickets to the forthcoming Los Angeles premiere of superhero movie Dead Pool 2, starring Ryan Reynolds.

Sarah Shaw, our Corporate Responsibility Consultant said that she was proud of the support from colleagues throughout the business and added: “We chose Alzheimer’s Society as our Charity of the Year 2017 following a colleague vote, and we’re delighted that the partnership has been so successful. As well as raising essential funds for the vital research the charity undertakes, many of our colleagues also took part in training to become ‘Dementia Friends’, to support people living with dementia, so it’s wonderful to know there will be a lasting impact.”

Rosie Mellor-Silvester, Senior Regional Corporate Partnership Executive for Alzheimer’s Society in Yorkshire and the North East said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone at Callcredit for all the time and energy they put into raising money and awareness for Alzheimer's Society.  As a charity, we rely on the generosity of organisations like Callcredit to help us support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow.”

If you have questions about dementia you can call the Alzheimer’s Society helpline on 0300 222 11 22 or helpline@alzheimers.org.uk