Hallmark Care Homes Chair and Chair of Care England, Avnish Goyal, recently presented cheques worth a combined £144,804 to The Care Workers Charity and Alzheimer’s Research UK, following a successful fundraising ball in September.
The presentation took place at The Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair, London, last Thursday at the annual Caring Times Christmas lunch, hosted by Editor in Chief of Caring Times, Dr Richard Hawkins.
CEO of the Care Workers Charity, Richard Muncaster and Director at Alzheimer’s Research UK, Tim Parry, also attended the event to receive the cheques on behalf of the charities.
The ball held in association with Care England, was attended by over 250 people and featured a silent auction with many prizes and pledges donated by the care sector. This included 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.
Avnish Goyal said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to present these two worthy charities with over £140,000.
“It has been a pleasure to support The Care Workers Charity and Alzheimer’s Research UK this year. We hope this money will go towards making breakthroughs in dementia research and ensuring no care worker faces financial hardship alone.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our main sponsor Care Tech Foundation and the many other guests who supported us on the night of the ball by purchasing tables, taking part in the auction and making pledges. It is because of your support this donation has been possible.”
Director at Alzheimer’s Research UK, Tim Parry said: “We are enormously grateful for Hallmark Care Homes’ support over the last year. As well as the hugely successful Care Sector Ball, we’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm of employees at Hallmark Care Homes to get behind Alzheimer’s Research UK – which highlights how important our cause is to them. Thanks to this support, Alzheimer’s Research UK will be able to make breakthroughs possible in dementia research that will change lives.”
CEO at The Care Workers Charity, Richard Muncaster said: “This is a fantastic amount of money to be raised, but it is more than just a large figure. It means, most importantly, that we can support over 200 care workers who find themselves in a crisis.”
The Care Sector Ball committee has committed to raising £250,000 for the Care Workers Charity and The Alzheimer’s Society at their next Care Sector Ball on 28th September 2019.