Dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK 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 Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding area.
Members 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 their local communities.
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 10,500 people living with the condition in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area alone. Christchurch has one of the highest incidences in the country, with over 5,500 people out of a population of 45,800 living with dementia. 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.
“We’re confident we’re going to find passionate and dedicated fundraisers in Bournemouth and Poole, 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 Bournemouth and Poole fundraising group visit www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/volunteering/alzheimers-research-uk-regional-groups