Alzheimer's Society partnership with Capita brought in £713,000 over two years

Charity of the year partnership with the outsourcing firm was brought about in March 2010 by a vote among the company's workforce

The Capita Challenge
The Capita Challenge

The outsourcing company Capita raised £713,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society during a two-year charity partnership.

Capita employees took part in a variety of fundraising activities, including the Capita Challenge, which raised £35,000 through a series of physical and mental challenge events, and a 566-mile cycle, the Big Bike Ride, which brought in £17,000.

Capita staff voted in March 2010 for the dementia charity to become the company’s charity partner for two years.

Juliet Feeny, corporate responsibility manager at Capita, said the money raised by the partnership would pay for six dementia support workers to help about 1,200 people who have dementia with personalised advice and support in their own homes for the next two years.

"Some of the money will also go toward researching a cure for dementia, which affects more than 800,000 people in the UK," she said.

Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the charity, said: "On behalf of everyone at the Alzheimer’s Society, I would like to say a huge thank you to Capita for its generous support. Every penny raised will support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow."

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