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Compass Retail expands charity partnership

Compass Retail has expanded its charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society to include more of its retail estate.

Alzheimer’s Society has been supported by the healthcare retail business for the past seven years across its 200 healthcare-based retail sites, already raising over £400,000. With the addition of its Instore cafes across the country, a further 125 sites will now be raising funds for this important charity.

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer and 900,000 people are currently living with the condition. Compass fundraises for Alzheimer’s Society’s frontline Dementia Advisers who are available every day to provide expert advice, and much needed emotional support to those affected by dementia. 

Andy Jones, Managing Director, Compass Retail said: “I am delighted that we are going to be increasing our support for Alzheimer’s Society. We are so proud of our partnership with them and after many successful years raising money at our healthcare retail stores, it’s great that we are now able to expand our partnership further, raising even more essential funds for their important work. Our Instore teams are really looking forward to supporting with future fundraising initiatives.”

Kate Lee, Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Society added: “It’s fantastic that our partnership with Compass Retail is continuing to grow. It’s amazing they’ve raised over £430,000 over the years, which has helped fund our crucial Dementia Advisers. Someone develops dementia every three minutes and the money raised by Compass’s employees will enable us to continue providing vital support for everyone affected by dementia. I look forward to seeing what we can achieve together with many more important fundraising campaigns, so that people living with dementia today have the support they deserve.”

For many this festive season will be marred by families having to cope with an unmanageable and irreversible decline in their loved ones. Alzheimer’s Society is calling for donations to help support people living with dementia in the UK this Christmas by making a donation. Visit alzheimers.org.uk/Christmas

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