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Baxi Heating smashes fundraising target for Alzheimer’s Society

Posted on - 13th January, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Health, People, Preston News
Colleagues with a cheque from a golf day that raised 4,250 Euro for The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland
A golf day raised 4,250 Euro for The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland

Baxi Heating raffled, ran, cycled, dressed up, washed cars, held golf days and even held a circus to raise over £60,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.

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The colleagues at the company smashed their target, raising a total of £63,961.49, including 8,342.81 Euros for Alzheimer’s Ireland.

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As well raising money for the society, many Baxi colleagues also became Dementia Friends, learning about dementia so they could help to raise awareness and understanding of the condition.

Baxi Customer Support engineers received the training to help them recognise if a customer they visit has dementia so they can take more time explaining and reassuring them.

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Hayley Woodyatt, Senior Regional Corporate Partnerships Executive, Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We’ve had a fantastic time working in partnership with the team at Baxi Heating over the past two years and we have been overwhelmed at the level of support they have given us.

“The dedication and enthusiasm of their colleagues has not only resulted in them raising a phenomenal £63,961 for Alzheimer’s Society, but they have also taken great efforts to raise awareness of dementia and our work, which is invaluable.

“The money they have raised will help so many people across the UK affected by dementia.

“By 2021 there will be over one million people in the UK living with the condition and it is only through the support of individuals and businesses like Baxi Heating that we can unite and take on dementia, together.”

Colleagues are now raising funds for the Baxi Heating Charitable Trust to help organisations in the communities in which the company operates. Details can be found on the Baxi Heating website.

Read more: Sporting Memories helping Preston people living with dementia and loneliness

What do you think of Baxi’s work to support people affected by dementia? Let us know in the comments.

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