Donation of £10,000 to Alzheimer’s Society charity
Every year we ask staff to nominate local charities that stand for causes close to our hearts to receive a charity donation. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.
Dementia is the name for a set of symptoms that includes memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia develops when the brain is damaged by diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a physical disease that affects the brain. It is named after Alois Alzheimer, the doctor who first described it.
Coronavirus is a dementia issue. Older, more vulnerable people are at a significantly increased risk from the virus. With your help, Alzheimer’s Society is adapting quickly to ensure that people affected by dementia have the support they need. This is why donations are even more vital this year of all.
For more information about our chosen charity, visit the Alzheimer’s Society Website.
Another important cause at this time of the year, Foodbanks
Law Print has decided to not give out Christmas gifts this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, but instead, we are donating the money to Chelwood Foodbank Plus, one of our local food banks.
Chelwood Foodbank Plus supports people throughout Stockport and beyond who are in need of food. Young people, older people, families; they support everyone. People are referred to them by agencies such as the CAB/Stockport Homes/MIND/Social Services etc. They have other projects in the pipeline which are coming soon as they seek to address the root causes of poverty and play their part in addressing the issues caused by poverty, low pay and unemployment.
What are foodbanks and why are they important?
Foodbanks have become more and more needed over the last few years. Food is donated by schools, churches, businesses and individuals. The items are non-perishable and in-date, with many people adding an extra item from a food bank shopping list to their own family shop. You may have seen volunteers at a supermarket collection near you when shoppers are asked to buy an extra item or two to help local people in crisis. At the food bank, volunteers sort the food to check it is in date and box it up ready to be handed out. People in need then come along to the banks, usually having been referred there by health workers, doctors or other professionals.
For more information about our chosen FoodBank, visit the Chelwood Foodbank Plus Website.