Photo: Jo Dyke, Community and Membership Adviser of the Heart of England Co-operative Society (centre) and Ryan Stanley, Community Fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society Coventry and Warwickshire (third from right), with members of the Alzheimer’s Society’s support group at All Saints C of E Church in Bedworth.
Monday, August 12, 2019
Kind-hearted shoppers at the Heart of England Co-operative Society helped secure a £2,500 windfall for the Alzheimer’s Society to help people in the Nuneaton area living with dementia.
Members and customers at the Society’s five stores in Attleborough, Camp Hill, Galley Common, St Nicolas Park and Bulkington voted for the Alzheimer’s Society to receive a share of £25,000, raised from the sale of carrier bags from the Society’s network of 32 Food stores.
The Alzheimer’s Society was one of 14 charities across Coventry and Warwickshire to receive a share of the funds.
Last year the charity’s income nationally reached just under £107 million which benefited more than 100,000 people across the country.
Specifically the money was spent on meeting the needs of people affected by dementia, inspiring change and advancing research.
Ryan Stanley, Community Fundraiser for Coventry and Warwickshire, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Heart of England Co-operative Society for its support. Its donation will go towards our local services such as Singing for the Brain groups, dementia advisors and support workers, Dementia Cafés and also our volunteer led side by side service which aims to work with people with dementia to enable them to keep doing the things they enjoy.”
With the second highest number of votes in Nuneaton People in Action received £1,500 while the Bermuda Phoenix Centre was awarded £1,000.
In Warwickshire it costs the charity some £40,000 a year to run local service groups such as the county-wide Singing for the Brain sessions.Back to newsline