Key's chosen charity
Dementia UK is a charity close to Key’s heart. Dementia mainly affects those over the age of 65 and the risk of being diagnosed increases with age.
"People living with and affected by dementia will receive compassionate expert care and support that is right for them, to live positive and fulfilling lives." - Dementia UK
- Dress down day (February 2016) – £190
- Easter Egg-stravaganza (March 2016) – £348.90
- Grand National Sweepstake (April 2016) - £161
- Eurovision Sweepstake (May 2016) - £49.92
- FA Cup dress down day (May 2016) - £283.42
- Dress down day (July 2016) - £189.41
- Charity Summer Ball (July 2016) - £11,885.73
- Dress down day (August 2016) - £334.96
- Plus much more - £1,659.95
The Charity Summer Ball was generously sponsored by:
- CBE Digital Copiers
- One Family
- NIU Solutions
- Gilroy Steel Solicitors
- more 2 life
More fundraising coming soon!
How you can help
There are so many ways in which you can support Dementia UK, and you can start by donating today.
This year, Key is undertaking a number of fundraising activities to raise money for Dementia UK. If you would like to donate to the charity, or to find out more, please visit www.dementiauk.org.
The work Dementia UK do
Dementia affects over 40,000 people under 65 and one in six people over 80 have dementia. 225,000 people in the UK will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or any other type of dementia. Delaying the onset of dementia by five years would halve the number of deaths from the condition, saving 30,000 lives a year.
As well as funding research in aid of finding a cure, Dementia UK offer support to those who are affected by the disease with Specialist ‘Admiral Nurses’. The nurses are specialist dementia nurses who also give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope.
No one knows how to prevent dementia, but diet and a healthy lifestyle may be important in protecting yourself against the disease.
If you have been diagnosed with dementia or have any worries, you can contact Dementia UK via email or call their specialist nurses on 0800 888 6678.
You can also listen to BBC4’s File on 4 Dementia: What do we know?
Keep up to date with Dementia UK
You can follow Dementia UK on Facebook and Twitter.