During lockdown Right at Home celebrated the one year anniversary of our national charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society.
We are thrilled to share that thanks to the fantastic support we have received from our care teams, Clients and communities, we have surpassed our initial £20,000 fundraising target, having collectively raised £26,698.78!
We’ve had to put some of our recent planned fundraising activity on hold due to lockdown and social distancing restrictions, but we have been working with the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness of the fact that coronavirus has hit those affected by dementia the hardest.
Their Emergency Appeal highlights the terrible impact of losing social contact with families, communities and support networks, on people living with dementia.
Right at Home franchise owners have been proactive in supporting the campaign and doing everything they can to help. For example in Farnham, Surrey, Right at Home GF has successfully moved their Singing for the Mind and Love to Move sessions into a remote, safe online format.
And down the road at RaH Havant, owner Duncan Cameron used his hourly outdoor fitness time to complete the Run for Dementia challenge, successfully clocking up 100 miles in 30 days and raising an amazing £1527 in the process.
RaH Cardiff & Newport was among the offices who adapted their plans for Cupcake Day, treating staff in the office and raising £100 for the appeal.
When we first discussed with our network the idea of supporting a national charity, the response was that our offices wanted to partner with a charity that linked into the work that we carry out and are all so passionate about.
As a national provider of homecare services, we are committed to holding dementia friendly activities for our Clients and communities, and we’re proud of the way the network has continued to support the charity partnership throughout an extremely challenging time in the business.
We’ve also enjoyed looking back on some highlights of our first year as a Corporate Partner of the Alzheimer’s Society; some of which are shared below.
Right at Home offices up and down the UK cooked up a storm by taking part in one of Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship events, Cupcake Day. One member of staff even completed a 12-hour bake-a-thon!
Right at Home Havant and District’s 34-mile walk!
In May, Duncan Cameron and members of the Right at Home Havant and District team raised more than £1000 from a 34-mile ‘walk to work.’ Their mission took 11 hours and achieved recognition from the JustGiving site, as a top fundraiser for the month.
Elf Day On Friday 6 December, the network took part in another of Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising events, Elf Day. As well as being a great way to raise money, we also got to Elf the bosses at National Office, our CEO and COO, Ken and Lucy! The day saw offices run raffles, cupcake sales and recreating Elf on the Shelf to support with fundraising!
Christmas Fair: Also in December, Right at Home Mid Sussex held a Christmas Fair with live music and 20 stallholders selling Christmas gifts. Not only was this a fantastic community event with more than 160 people in attendance, the event also raised more than £1,100!
Throughout the year, we’ve also seen people take part in a rough runner obstacle course, a 52km trek across the Peak District, raffles, car boot sales and memory walks, all raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society.
Once again, we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us to raise this fantastic amount for a charity so close to our hearts – we couldn’t have done it without your support.
If you would like to keep up-to-date with our fundraising activities, you can go to our Right at Home Alzheimer’s Society Appeal Facebook page.