After a fantastic year supporting the work of children’s cancer charity CLIC-Sargent, this blog joins Tesco as we move to support our new charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland.
These fantastic two charities work to improve the quality of life for people with dementia as well as supporting their families and carers.
Dementia is a cruel brain-wasting disease that can happen to anyone. There is currently no cure but with early diagnosis and the right support, people can live well with the condition. This year 100,000 people will develop dementia, that’s on top of the 750,000 people already living with dementia in the UK. Almost half of Tesco staff have a loved-one or friend with dementia and the same is true for Tesco customers.
Tesco’s aim is to raise £5 million to fund groundbreaking research, Dementia Community Roadshows and support services, helping families coping with dementia to feel less alone.
In a permanent location at the right-hand side of the web version of this blog at http://techfortesco.blogspot.com you will always see the logo supporting our fundraising. Please do click the logo to head straight to a web site especially set up for the year ahead and please help us reach that £5 million goal between now and the end of February 2012.