Hallmark Care Homes in association with Care England raised a staggering £140,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK and The Care Workers Charity at a glittering fundraising event in Mayfair.
Around 250 people, attended the Care Sector Fundraising Ball at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 29th September in a sell-out event. Some of the key sponsors on the night were Precious Care Homes, Oomph, Care UK and Advinia.
The special event hosted by Hallmark Care Homes Chair and Chair of Care England Avnish Goyal featured a silent auction with many prizes and pledges donated by the care sector with a generous donation of £20,000 from a guest who wished to remain anonymous. Hallmark Care Homes agreed to match fund the pledges on the night with a further £50,000.
Speakers at the event included Director at Alzheimer’s Research UK Tim Parry and CEO of The Care Workers Charity Alex Ramamurthy who spoke about the critical work they do and the impact these charities have had.
Avnish Goyal said: “We are absolutely delighted that we had a sell-out event and I would like to give a huge thanks to our lead sponsor CareTech and everyone else who supported the event by buying tables and giving so generously on the night.”
Tim Parry, Director at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It was a pleasure to be part of this fantastic event, and we are honoured to have the support of Hallmark Care Homes in our mission to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia. The money raised will go a long way in helping to make breakthroughs possible, and we couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who donated. There are currently no treatments available to stop or slow the diseases, like Alzheimer’s, that cause dementia, but with businesses like Hallmark Care Homes by our side, we can change this picture.”
CEO of The Care Workers Charity, Alex Ramamurthy said: “I was blown away by the inaugural Care Sector Fundraising Ball. Hallmark Care Homes did a fantastic job organising the event and we raised a whopping £140,000 to be split between both charities. That £70,000 is going to allow us to test new preventative measures to support care workers pre crisis, whilst also growing our grant giving. I’m proud to have shared the night with Alzheimer’s Research UK and incredibly thankful to those who attended and donated. Bring on next year!”