09 Feb 2022

Our staff are committed, caring and creative, and no where is this more apparent than in the work of our Staff Fundraising Committee. In 2021 Choice staff chose to support Action Cancer and Alzheimer’s Society.

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity, campaigning for change, fund research to find a cure and supporting people living with dementia today.

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer and there is currently no cure.  One person develops dementia every three minutes which is why the work of Alzheimer’s Society is so vital. 

The restrictions in place to limit the spread of Covid-19 did not limit the ingenuity of our fundraising committee.  Throughout the year staff participated the 100 Mile Challenge, Belfast City Marathon, Easter Hamper raffle dress down Friday, Christmas Jumper Day and many other events.

“The amazing support from colleagues and tenants has resulted in one of the biggest fundraising totals to date. The money raised for Action Cancer and Alzheimer’s Society will make a huge difference for many people across the province. We are extremely proud of everyone who participated in events, raised awareness and donated. Thank You.” Ashleigh Lloyd, Choice Fundraising Committee

This week our Fundraising Committee were delighted to hand over the funds raised by our staff and their amazing supporters to Action Cancer and Alzheimer’s Society.

“The team at Choice worked incredibly hard in what was extreme circumstances throughout the pandemic continuing to support Action Cancer’s Shops Challenge. The team stayed positive, motivated and creative in their fundraising initiatives, accumulating in a staggering £7,355 raised towards Action Cancer’s prevention, detection and support services in Northern Ireland. Thank you for this! A fantastic team to have support Action Cancer!”

Katherine Young, Action Cancer

“Alzheimer’s Society are so grateful for all the support we have received from Choice Housing over the past two years. We have been blown away by all their hard work and their determination to make a difference for people living with dementia”. 

Jenay McCartan our fundraising partner at Alzheimer’s

Well done to everyone involved, in particular to our dedicated Fundraising Committee.  We look forward to another successful year supporting local charities.