Past, present and future

We briefly downed tools last week to gather with our Trustees and Patrons of past and present at a special event at Alzheimer’s Research UK’s new offices on Granta Science Park, near Cambridge.

We were honoured to welcome important figures from the charity’s past to mark our 21st anniversary, as well as to celebrate being named Charity Times’ Charity of the Year.


Staff showcased recent successes to our special guests.

It’s been another record-breaking year for us at Alzheimer’s Research UK. We saw our total income rise to over £11m for the first time and this incredible support and generosity has allowed us to put more money to use on research in a single year than ever before. We now have over £22m invested across 121 projects at centres of dementia research excellence across the UK.

Our recent relocation to our new headquarters has provided us with the perfect base to expand our teams and take the next steps in the push for earlier diagnosis, treatments and a cure for dementia.


Alzheimer’s Research UK relocated to Granta Science Park, near Cambridge in 2013

Among our special guests was Dame Mary Archer who helped launch the charity in 1993 – then known as Alzheimer’s Research Trust.


Officially opening the offices – Alzheimer’s Research UK Chairman David Mayhew CBE, charity President Robin, Countess of Onslow, Dame Mary Archer and Chief Executive Rebecca Wood.

It was fantastic to be able to celebrate our recent successes, but we certainly don’t see this as job done. Dementia continues to affect the lives of hundreds and thousands of families across the UK.

We have big ambitions to continue investing in our greatest weapon to battle dementia – research. We look forward to sharing our future successes with you.


Founding Trustees of Alzheimer’s Research UK Barbara Langlois, Joe Pollock and John Short

Alzheimer's Research UK's Community Fundraising team.

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Community Fundraising team.

Members of our Science Communications team with former Trustee Martin Weale (second from the right)

Members of our Science Communications team with former Trustee Martin Weale (second from the right)

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