Insurance law firm Horwich Farrelly is starting the New Year with a generous act, donating £14,619 to care and research charity Alzheimer’s Society.
The specialist legal firm held various fundraising events including the Great Manchester Run in 2016 to raise an amount smashing the original target of £10,000.
“We are delighted with the end result and being able to play a part in the battle to end dementia,” said Horwich Farrelly managing partner Rob Barrett.
Horwich Farrelly employees also took part in activities that helped increase awareness of the issues around dementia.
“The support of companies like Horwich Farrelly is invaluable, raising awareness of our work, as well as funds to help us continue to help people affected by dementia,” said Aimée Maguet of the Alzheimer’s Society.
“This is a fantastic total and the donations will be used to provide practical advice and support for those living with dementia as well as fund vital research into the condition,” Maguet added.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, about 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. The group expects the figure to hit a million by 2025.
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