During Dementia Awareness Week Carey Olsen donates to Alzheimers’ Society Guernsey

May 24th, 2012 by Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen Charities Committee has made a donation of £4,800 to the Alzheimer’s Society Guernsey during Dementia Awareness Week from 20 to 26 May 2012.

The committee, made up of Carey Olsen staff members, selected two charities to support for 2011 and 2012 – Teenage Cancer Trust and Alzheimer’s Society Guernsey – through a mix of donations, fund-raising, resource support and volunteering.

Carey Olsen staff participated in the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk in September 2011 and Christmas fund-raising activities, and hosted a bingo night in April 2012 which helped them reach their total.

Committee chairman Richard Field said Alzheimer’s Society Guernsey was chosen as Carey Olsen staff saw it as a worthwhile cause where giving time and funds would directly help patients and carers in a hands-on way.

“More than 750 people are known to have memory impairment in Guernsey and we wanted to be able to assist the society locally in caring for these people, raising awareness and lending support in practical ways as well as through fund-raising,” he said.

Alzheimer’s Society Guernsey dementia support worker Michael Nicholls said the charity was particularly delighted that the donation from Carey Olsen came in during Dementia Awareness Week.

“The society has a vision of a better, fairer world for people with dementia. We believe that people with dementia and the people who care for them have the right to high quality services and support and the charity works to achieve that through a combination of campaigning, research, awareness raising, training, information provision and the delivery of its local services,” he said.

“Carey Olsen’s significant contribution and their enthusiasm for helping us will definitely help us achieve our goals.”

 

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