FM service provider Atalian Servest has selected Mind, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland as its Charities of the Year following an employee vote. Atalian Servest’s dedicated charity committee will oversee the company’s fundraising activity in support of these three charities until December 2020 when new charities will benefit from the initiative.
To kick start Atalian Servest’s fundraising support for the three charities, CEO UK & Ireland Daniel Dickson and other members of the senior management team including HR Director Kelly Howell, MD of Security Steve Moore, and Sector MD Jen Bates will embrace a new challenge and take part in the Great East Run on the 22nd September 2019.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity supporting anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and, Alzheimer Scotland provides a range of services for people affected by dementia and their carers in Scotland.
Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind, said: “We are hugely grateful to Atalian Servest for choosing Mind as one of its charities of the year and wish their senior management team members all the best for the Great East Run. The money they raise will help us continue to ensure that the one in four of us who experience a mental health problem every year gets support and respect.”
Nicola Gardner, Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for Norfolk and Suffolk, said: “Alzheimer’s Society relies on voluntary donations to continue our vital work, which is why we are grateful to Atalian Servest for choosing us as one of their charities of the year.
“Too many people are facing dementia alone without adequate support. We urgently need to find a cure, improve care and offer help and understanding for people affected – this partnership will help towards that.”
Claire Du Preez, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Alzheimer Scotland said: “At Alzheimer Scotland, we depend on fundraised income to maintain and develop our vital work and services, which aim to improve quality of life for 90,000 people in Scotland living with dementia. On behalf of everyone at Alzheimer Scotland, I would like to thank Atalian Servest for choosing to support us as one their charities of the year. Working together we can make a big difference, helping to make sure that no one faces dementia alone.”
Daniel Dickson, CEO UK & Ireland at Atalian Servest, said: “It’s so rewarding to be raising money for such worthy causes. Each charity is fundamental in dealing with some of the UK’s largest health issues which is why the team at Atalian Servest voted for these with such passion and commitment. Allowing colleagues to make their own selection for which charities we should support is great for employee engagement and no doubt we will see some fantastic fundraising as a result.
“I’m pleased to be taking part in the Great East Run to support fundraising for Mind, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland” Dickson continues.