Compass Group's healthcare team has set itself a target to raise £144,000 to fund dementia support workers as part of its work with the Alzheimer's Society.
The business first began its work with the charity in May 2015 and has since raised over £150,000 to fund research into dysphagia in people living in a residential care setting.
It will now continue its efforts by pledging to raise money for Dementia Support, a programme which aims to fund dementia support workers who help families better cope with the impact of a dementia diagnosis.
To hit its £144,000 target in two years the healthcare team will begin fundraising with a 100k mile challenge, which will involve team members either walking, running, swimming, rowing or cycling 100k in a three-month period. They will also take part in the Alzheimer's Society's Memory Walk.
Steven Cenci, managing director of healthcare at Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: "We are excited to be funding a great project for Alzheimer's Society. These one-to-one support services are essential for those living with dementia as it provides important information, support and confidence to ensure people have a better quality of life. We are thrilled to continue our support for the charity in all the work they do around dementia and hope the money we raise will go a long way in helping those living with dementia to live better in the future."
Michael Dent, director of fundraising at Alzheimer's Society, added: "One-to-one support and information after diagnosis offers a vital lifeline for many families affected by dementia. Our dementia advisers ensure more people have someone to turn to when they are faced with overwhelming information and difficult decisions. We are delighted that the healthcare team at Compass Group UK & Ireland has united with Alzheimer's Society and pledged to raise money towards helping the lives of people affected by dementia."
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