Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia in Plymouth

07 February 2018

Passionate volunteers in Plymouth are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up the group, which aims to raise vital funds and awareness across the region.

Members can get involved in a variety of ways, from getting stuck into fundraising challenges that raise money for pioneering research, to representing Alzheimer’s Research UK at events and spreading the word about the charity within their local communities.

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s regional groups play a crucial role in the fight against dementia, which currently affects 850,000 people in the UK. This number is expected to rise to over a million by 2025.

Dementia is also a major problem in Plymouth, according to Alzheimer’s Research UK’s ‘Dementia Maps’ initiative.

The statistics from the maps show that there are 1,159 people living with dementia in the Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport constituency. Meanwhile, there are 1,250 people living with the condition in Plymouth Moor View constituency.

Alzheimer’s Research UK’s vision is a world that is free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia. This vision can only be achieved through the pioneering efforts of fundraising groups across the country.

If you are interested in setting up a fundraising group in Plymouth, or taking part in fundraising activities, James Warren, Alzheimer’s Research UK Fundraising Officer for the South West is on hand to help.

James said:

“Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK, yet there are no treatments that can prevent or even slow down the progression of this condition.

“Regional fundraising groups are vital in helping us to defeat dementia, both through raising funds and helping to spread awareness of this cruel condition.

“We’re confident we’re going to find passionate and dedicated fundraisers in Plymouth with the same vision and I am looking forward to helping set up a fundraising group in the area.”

For more information about the setting up a group or volunteering for Alzheimer’s Research UK in Plymouth contact James at [email protected]

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