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Business group chooses its Charity of the Year for 2017
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading research charity aiming to defeat dementia. We power world class studies that give us the best chance of beating dementia sooner.
Our pioneering work focuses on prevention, treatment and cure. We are energising a movement across society to support, fund and take part in dementia research. We aim to empower people across all generations through greater understanding of dementia. Together we have the power to defeat dementia. As the UK's leading dementia research charity we firmly believe in the power of research to create a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
As research experts, we work to make a real difference to people’s lives – now and in the future – by funding world-class pioneering scientists to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. There are over 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia today and this number will increase as our population ages Around every person with dementia are family members and friends, in fact 24.5 million of us in the UK know someone affected by dementia.
The only way to beat dementia is through research, and so we promise to use your donations to fund the very best. The number of UK researchers has risen by 91% in dementia. Last year our supporters’ donations helped to fund 62 new projects and pioneering initiatives. Every £1 invested in fundraising, raises £3 to spend on research and other charitable activities.
None of this would be possible without the support of people like you. We are extremely pleased and excited to be working with the East Devon Business Initiative in 2017 and having you join us in the fight back against dementia.
For further information on visit Alzheimer’s Research UK website
COMEDY, CURRY & QUIZ NIGHT
Friday 3 March, 7pm
Axminster Town Football Club
Tickets: £15 (to include quiz entry, curry and comedy!)
The Project is holding a Comedy, Curry & Quiz Night to raise much needed funds to continue our work supporting local young people with mental health issues, as well as their families. Tickets are £15 and on sale now, and include a full night of entertainment and food!
We are lucky to have award-winning comic, author and mental health campaigner, Dave Chawner, providing the entertainment on the night (free of charge, thank you SOOooo much!); food is being provided by the amazing Devon Kitchen Deli; and there’s a quiz!
You can enter quiz teams of up to 6 people. But, if you’re on your own or you don’t have enough people to make up a team, don’t worry – teams can also be made up on the night!
There will be a choice of curry, accompanied by rice and naan bread – chicken or vegetarian (vegan friendly, except for naan). IMPORTANT: Please specify your choice when booking. Please ask if you need further allergen information.
This is an important fundraising night for us, so please do support us if you can so we can continue to help our young people. We hope you can join us!!
Our fundraising night is taking place during Eating Disorder Awareness Week (27 Feb – 5 Mar), and the evening is also a chance to raise awareness around young people’s mental health issues, and the work we do at The Project.