Compass CHC’s first fundraising quiz for ‘charity of the year’ Alzheimer’s Society was a huge success
As part of their 2017 charity fundraising plan, Barnstaple based company Compass CHC hosted a quiz and raffle night last week, raising £559.00 which the company have rounded up to £600.00, for Alzheimer’s Society.
Over 80 people attended the event to support Alzheimer’s Society which was hosted by SQ Bar & Restaurant in Braunton. After a hotly contested quiz, Team Ahoy There took first prize on the night. Local businesses including SQ Bar & Restaurant, Squires Fish Restaurant, Jake King Fitness, Pure Skin & Beauty and Bella Boho Gifts offered prizes for the raffle which contributed to the final total raised.
As a company, Compass CHC – who specialise in obtaining NHS continuing healthcare funding for patients with an assessed primary health need – regularly speak with families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia so the work of Alzheimer’s Society both locally and nationally is something Managing Director Tim Davies is keen to promote. The charity will benefit from the proceeds of Compass CHC’s 12-month program of fundraising with the company matching or rounding up any fundraising undertaken by members of staff.
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity investing in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention. They have committed to spend £150 million on cutting-edge research over the next decade with every project they fund directly addressing the needs and concerns of people affected by dementia. It is predicted that by 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition whilst in the UK alone, more than 850,000 people are currently living with dementia.
Tim Davies, Managing Director at Compass CHC, said “It was wonderful to see so many people come and support the firm’s efforts to raise funds for such a deserving charity. It was a great event and ran so smoothly – the venue was excellent as was the raft of raffle prizes donated by local companies. We are already planning our next fundraising event to be held later this year.
We try to support local good causes as much as possible. Individuals inform us daily how Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia have affected the lives of their families and how devastating the impact can be on everyone involved. When choosing our charity of the Year for 2017 we thought long and hard about which organisation to support and the work of Alzheimer’s Society struck us as being particularly valuable given our interaction with so many clients affected by this disease. We are delighted to have been able to raise £600.00 for this very worthwhile charity and hope this is just the start of our fundraising efforts.”