Fundrais­ing group is first for re­gion

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

THE Mayor of Mac­cles­field has launched the North West’s first fundrais­ing group for Alzheimer’s Re­search UK.

The Mac­cles­field fundrais­ing branch of the char­ity was set up by Dorothy May­ers and is the first ded­i­cated Alzheimer’s fundrais­ing group in the re­gion.

The Mayor of Mac­cles­field, Coun Alift Hare­wood-Jones, was in­vited to meet mem­bers and learn about the group, which will now work to raise vi­tal funds to help the fight against de­men­tia.

Gil­lian Ed­wards, North West Re­gional fundrais­ing officer at Alzheimer’s Re­search UK, said: “We’re so grate­ful to the group for sup­port­ing Alzheimer’s Re­search UK.

“De­men­tia af­fects a huge pro­por­tion of the pop­u­la­tion – one in three peo­ple over 65 in the UK will die with some form of the con­di­tion. Fan­tas­tic fundrais­ing ef­forts like this will help us to de­feat de­men­tia sooner.

“We are ex­tremely grate­ful to the Mayor for tak­ing time out her busy sched­ule to for­mally launch the group and ul­ti­mately cre­ate aware­ness of such an im­por­tant cause.”

The ARUK Mac­cles­field Fundrais­ing Group is start­ing its fundrais­ing with a cof­fee morn­ing and is look­ing for peo­ple who can spare some time to help.

Any­one wish­ing to get in­volved should con­tact Gil­lian on 07500 222863.

Gil­lian Ed­wards from Alzheimer’s Re­search UK, Mac­cles­field fundrais­ing group leader Dorothy May­ers, Mayor Coun Alift Hare­wood Jones and fundrais­ing group mem­ber Anne Hough

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