Alzheimers Society cheque handover

Optalis staff raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

Optalis staff raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society

The cheque presentation took place at Suffolk Lodge, a specialist residential service for people with dementia run by Optalis in Wokingham.

Another £60 was donated by Optalis staff online to Alzheimer’s Society and will add to the million pounds already raised by cupcake bakers in the fight against dementia.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity, who provide information and support, fund research, campaign to improve care and create lasting change for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Cllr Richard Dolinski, Wokingham Borough Council’s Executive Member for Adults' Services, Health, Wellbeing & Housing said, “One of the hardest things in life is to watch someone you love forget to love you. Every penny raised to fight against dementia must be worthwhile and I’m particularly pleased to add my congratulations to the staff of Optalis for raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society”.

Martin Farrow, Chief Executive Officer of Optalis said, “Optalis provides care and support to people with dementia and our staff go the extra mile every day to ensure they provide the best quality service. The valuable fundraising they have achieved for the Alzheimer’s Society is another example of how passionate they are to create lasting change for people affected by dementia.”

Tim Waters, Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, said: “It’s great that Optalis gave their time to support Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia can happen to anyone and there is currently no cure. But with the right support, people can live well with dementia.​

“As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals and organisations like Optalis to help us continue our vital work so that Alzheimer's Society can continue leading the fight against dementia.”

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