PRESS RELEASE: Sheffield Mutual Staff and Committee Members become Dementia Friends.
Posted on November 29, 2016
Local friendly Society Sheffield Mutual is about to celebrate its 125th birthday next year and whilst it has been around for a long time, it seems to be a well kept secret. As part of the Society's heritage, it likes to be involved with charities and the community - having made charitable donations throughout the years via various donation schemes,
staff fundraising, their Community Fund and Mutual Friends Scheme®.
This month, the Society's staff and Committee members undertook the one hour session to enable them to become Dementia Friends.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Business Development Manager at Sheffield Mutual, Dawn Gregory said: "Alzheimer's and Dementia touches so many lives and with an ageing population, it is important that people have more awareness about Dementia and understand how by making small changes, you really can make a big difference to people living with Dementia."
The Alzheimer's Society has set an ambitious target of reaching four million Dementia Friends by 2020 - could you spare an hour of your time now to help you make a change that will last a lifetime?
For further information please contact Business Development Manager Dawn Gregory on 01226 741000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org