Staff raise vital funds for the Alzheimer's Society
Hafod staff have been busy raising vital funds over the past year for their chosen charity, the Alzheimer’s Society.
The fundraising team successfully organised a number of events including a Christmas raffle, bake sales, office bingo, dress down days, afternoon tea and the very popular ‘senior managers day out’ as well as staff joining memory walks organised by the Alzheimer’s Society resulting in a grand total of £5,155.
A member of Hafod’s fundraising team, Nerys Eldridge, said: “The Alzheimer’s Society is a cause close to our hearts as an increasing number of our tenants, residents and loved suffer from dementia. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our colleagues, service users and contractors so thank you to everyone who helped us raise money for this worthy cause, we couldn’t have done it with you.”
Hafod has over 250 service users who suffer from dementia within our care services alone. Throughout the last year we have worked with the Alzheimer’s Society to provide training to over 800 staff via the ‘Dementia Friends’ initiative with over 350 members of staff registering as Dementia Friends.
Cheryl George, Community Fundraiser South East Wales, Alzheimer's Society Cymru said: “Dementia doesn’t care who you are; it could affect us all. It’s set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes, and so many people are facing it alone. Alzheimer’s Society Cymru is here for anyone affected by dementia. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.?
“It’s wonderful to see businesses such as Hafod getting together to make a difference within the local communities in which they operate. The £5,155 raised will go directly to helping people living with dementia today as well as helping us to fund vital research for tomorrow. A huge thank you to everyone at Hafod”
The Alzheimer’s Society work across England, Wales and Northern Ireland offering information, care and support to people with dementia, their families, friends and carers. They also invest in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention as well as campaigning to raise awareness of dementia.