Between 17 and 21 September 2018, we held our first Active for Alzheimer’s week, five days of activity to raise money for our 2018-19 partner charity the Alzheimer’s Society, held across all our offices.
The week consisted of fun and games with a serious purpose: to raise money for and awareness about what has been called “the greatest challenge of our generation” – dementia.
One of the highlights of the week was the Office Olympics. This saw participants compete to see who could score highest and win a prize. The Leeds office proved to be the most competitive of all our locations, with some members of staff entering numerous times to beat their colleagues’ scores – and raising extra funds for Alzheimer’s in the process!
Dabeer Hussain from the Leeds office was the gold medallist. Silver medallist was Helen Spittal from Edinburgh, who came a close second and Bronze was awarded to Leeds’ Amar Hussain.
Another fundraiser that ran throughout Active for Alzheimer’s week and proved very popular was the raffle, with the top prize offering the enticement of a day off work. The luck winner of the day’s holiday was Leeds’ Ashleigh Paradise.
The week was topped off in suitably active-themed Dress Down Friday, which saw staff paying £1 to spend the day in the office in their sporting best.
Overall, we raised £1,262.20 for our 2018-19 partner charity, which will go towards providing advice and information, researching, supporting and campaigning for everyone affected by dementia in all its forms.
Becky Rowson, Senior Corporate Partnership Executive for Alzheimer’s Society said: “We are thrilled to be in partnership with Lyons Davidson. From Office Olympics and dress down days, to making the business as a whole become dementia friendly, they really are helping us to take on dementia together.”
“Dementia is now one of the UK’s biggest killer. That is why partnerships are vital to support anyone living with dementia, along with their carers, and help us fund vital research. We thank Lyons Davidson for all their hard work in fundraising for us.”
To learn more about how the money we raised will be used by the Alzheimer’s Society, visit the How your Money Helps page on their website. To find out more about Lyons Davidson’s involvement with charity, visit our Fundraising page.