National provider of legal and professional services Ashfords LLP, has announced its Charity of the Year for 2017 as Alzheimer's Society following a vote by the firm's employees. The firm will be fundraising for Alzheimer's Society until April 2018.
Alzheimer's Society is a charity that supports those affected by dementia through both practical and emotional support. They also provide information, invest in world-class research and campaign to improve public understanding of dementia and the devastating impact it can have.
Ashfords' Charity Committee will be led by Employment Partner, Vanessa James and Paralegal, Ross Carter. Vanessa commented: "Our staff have voted for Alzheimer's Society to be our Charity of the Year for 2017, a charity which supports and makes a real difference to people affected by dementia. We are looking forward to working with Alzheimer's Society to help raise as much funds and awareness of the work that the charity provides as possible.
"We have set ourselves a fundraising target of £100,000 which we have high hopes of achieving by April 2018 through a number of exciting fundraising initiatives."
Becky Rowson, Senior Regional Corporate Partnerships Executive at Alzheimer's Society, said: "We are absolutely delighted that Ashfords LLP has chosen Alzheimer’s Society as their Charity of the Year, uniting with us against dementia. As a charity we rely on the generosity of groups, businesses and individuals to help us continue our vital work. With the support of Ashfords LLP we can continue to provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia".
To visit the firm's fundraising page, please click here.