Alzheimer’s Research UK is looking for people living across Cardiff to help increase the number of orange collection tins placed throughout the area.
They need passionate volunteers to help turn Cardiff orange by placing and maintaining collection tins in local shops and businesses such as newsagents, pubs, butchers, post offices, farm shops, chemists. And the more collection tins, the more money raised for vital dementia research.
This is a flexible and simple volunteering opportunity that can work around the coordinator’s other commitments, while helping Alzheimer’s Research UK raise funds and awareness in the local community.
Dementia affects almost 1mn people across the UK and is caused by physical brain diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, funding pioneering research across the UK to bring about the first life-changing treatment for the condition.
Together we can make breakthroughs possible…
Ceri Smith, Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Regional Fundraising Officer for Wales said: “Dementia is our greatest medical challenge and today there are no survivors. But research can change that. Our scientists are already making incredible discoveries and with your support, we can turn those discoveries into life-changing preventions and treatments.
“There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, including over 4,000 people in Cardiff, and this number is expected to rise to over one million by 2025.”
“By helping to find new sites for our collection tins, emptying, counting and banking the donations every three months, Collection Tin Coordinators will be helping Alzheimer’s Research UK make research breakthroughs possible.”
Anyone interested in this exciting and fulfilling role can contact Ceri on [email protected] or by calling 07500 602675. She will be delighted to hear from new volunteers.
For further information about Alzheimer’s Research UK, or to find out more about fundraising for the charity, call 0300 111 5555 or visit www.alzheimersresearchuk.org