LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 08/09/13 -- Coventry Building Society staff at the Stratford-on-Avon branch have raised GBP 4480.98 for local Dementia Cafe. The cafe, ran by the Alzheimer's Society, will use some of the money to provide information about coping with the illness for cafe users and their families.
The Alzheimer's Society has been a community partner of the Coventry Building Society for the past 11 months, with branch staff helping out at events and also carrying out in branch fundraisers. Most recently, they supported dementia awareness week by volunteering at the recent Vintage Tea Party held by the Alzheimer's Society.
Coventry Building Society's Charlotte McKay says; "The Memory Cafe does a fantastic job of supporting people living with Alzheimer's. We are absolutely delighted to support this project and give GBP 4480.98 to the Alzheimer's Society".
Charmaine Bird, who runs the Dementia Cafe says; "We are extremely pleased to receive this funding, as some of this money can be used to purchase the books that will be of great help to those that use the Dementia Cafe"
The Dementia Cafe runs on the third Thursday of every month between 12pm-2pm, St. Andrews Church Hall, Shottery. It is a place for those affected by dementia to meet with those in a similar situation for interaction, education and support. For further information about this contact Charmaine on 02476652602.
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-- Coventry Building Society is the third largest building society in the UK with assets exceeding GBP 26.9 billion-- The Coventry Building Society aims to support the communities in which our members live. Whether that's by raising funds for good causes, offering more direct support to local organisations or simply by reducing our impact on the environment, we make a difference to local people.-- To view our mortgages, savings accounts and current accounts please visit www.thecoventry.co.uk-- The Coventry Building Society Charitable Foundation which is entirely funded by Coventry Building Society, is an independent entity with a Board of Trustees who determine the criteria by which grants are made.
The grant process is administered on behalf of Coventry Building Society Charitable Foundation by Heart of England Community Foundation. This is a specialist independent grant provider which, in association with a network of local Community Foundations, takes responsibility for assessing grant requests in accordance with Coventry Building Society Charitable Foundation criteria.
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