Call for determined volunteers to join fight against dementia in Tamworth

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By Philip Tubby | Tuesday 06 March 2018

Passionate volunteers in Tamworth 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 a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness in the town and surrounding area.

Members can get involved in a variety of ways, from getting stuck into fundraising challenges to 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 regional fundraising groups play a crucial part in the fight against dementia, which currently affects around 850,000 people across the UK.

The charity powers world-class studies focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatments for dementia and has funded around 50 research projects in the Midlands, providing grants totalling more than £4m.

Zoe Baggott, Alzheimer’s Research UK Regional Fundraising Officer for the West Midlands, will be on hand to provide advice, materials and assistance when needed.

She said:

“Dementia has a huge impact on families and it’s important to us at Alzheimer’s Research UK that communities have the opportunity to come together and get involved with supporting dementia research.

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

“Alzheimer’s Research UK’s vision is a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia and our supporters are key to helping us bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.”

As well as seeking volunteers for a Tamworth fundraising group, the charity is also looking for people to help out at a collection at the Ankerside Shopping Centre, George Street, Tamworth on May 12.

To sign up to volunteer for Alzheimer’s Research UK go to For more information contact Zoe on 07469 852501 or email

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