Two members of the Home Instead Senior Care team in Nottingham have helped to raise over £500 for The Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in the Big Collection on Friday 27th May.
Care manager Sarah Gell joined community liaison officer Becky Houghton to collect funds for the charity at their local Tesco supermarket on Friday afternoon.
The pair helped to raise £277.06 on the Friday, whilst volunteers on the Saturday collected a further £277.60, making a grand total of £554.66 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Sarah Gell commented: “We met some really lovely people on the day and heard a lot of moving stories. One volunteer who was working with us told us that his wife had just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s which is why he had decided to give up his time for the cause. It was very humbling to hear from all of those affected, and wonderful to be able to collect this money for this deserving charity. It was also really great to see so many younger people making generous donations.”
The Big Collection was a national event run by the Alzheimer’s Society in conjunction with Tesco and involved hundreds of people from up and down the country, giving up their time to collect money for the charity. The two companies are hoping to raise a grand total of £350,000 from the weekend of fundraising.
Both Becky and Sarah were keen to get involved in this event as in their day-to-day jobs with Home Instead Nottingham, they spend a lot of time caring for elderly people in their own homes, some of whom have been affected by dementia. With a small stall situated in an area of the supermarket with the maximum amount of footfall, the girls were on hand to provide information about the Alzheimer’s Society and its local events, whilst also collecting money for a cause that is extremely close to their hearts.
For more information on the Alzheimer’s Society please visit www.alzheimers.org.uk.
To learn more about Home Instead Nottingham, why not give the team a call on 0115 9226116 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk.
Photo caption: Care manager Sarah Gell (left) and community liaison manager Becky Houghton (left) raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society as part of The Big collection.