The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness in the Cheshire towns and surrounding area.
Members can get involved in a variety of ways, from getting stuck into fundraising challenges to raise money for pioneering research to representing Alzheimer’s Research UK at events and spreading the word about the charity within their local communities.
Alzheimer’s Research UK regional fundraising groups play a crucial part in the fight against dementia, which currently affects around 850,000 people across the UK. There are around 1,500 people with dementia in Crewe and Nantwich, which is around 15 per cent higher per head of the population than the national average.
Alzheimer’s Research UK powers world-class studies focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatments for dementia and has funded 43 research projects in the North West, providing grants totalling £3.5m.
Gillian Edwards, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Regional Fundraising Officer for the North West, said:
“Dementia has a huge impact on families and it’s 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 to defeat dementia, 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.
“We’re confident we’re going to find passionate and dedicated fundraisers in Crewe and Nantwich and we can’t wait to welcome them.
“As the Regional Fundraising Officer, I’ll be on hand to provide support to the group as they kick-start their fundraising activities.”
To register your interest in being involved in a Crewe and Nantwich fundraising group fill in the form at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/volunteering/alzheimers-research-uk-regional-groups