9th March 2015

Tangerine Celebrates Charity Partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimers Research UK

Tangerine has named Alzheimer’s Research UK – the UK’s leading dementia research charity – as its charity partner for 2015.

The integrated communications agency will be raising money for the charity with a range of sports challenges and creative fundraising events.

Sandy Lindsay, Tangerine’s founder and group MD, said: “As a business, we are really enthusiastic charity supporters. We partnered with the Stroke Association in our last financial year, raising £5,000 for the cause through a range of creative and fun activities, including abseiling, a skills auction and even a ‘wear your onesie to work day’.

“The whole agency voted to support Alzheimer’s Research UK and we are full of ideas for how we can help the charity raise funds this year. In addition to having a partner charity, we also support causes which our employees personally feel strongly about, matching the amount they raise in their individual fundraising efforts by up to £50 each.”

Vicky Naylor, corporate partnership officer for Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We are really looking forward to working with Tangerine. As soon as I met the charity committee, it was clear they are very enthusiastic and have lots of ideas for the upcoming year.

“There are 850,000 people across the UK living with dementia today. Alzheimer’s Research UK has bold plans to power research towards better diagnosis, preventions and treatments to give hope to thousands of families shattered by this condition. Dementia poses one of the greatest threats to public health now and in the future but funding for research still lags far behind other serious diseases. We rely on public donations to fund our work and support from businesses like Tangerine plays a key part in helping us progress our world-class research.”

For more information about Alzheimer’s Research UK and how to support the charity’s crucial research into Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, visit www.alzheimersresearchuk.org