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Hays Raises Funds For Alzheimers

Hays Raises Funds For Alzheimers

Hays staff braved the weather and took part in a weekend of sporting activities travelling across the high Mendips Hills in Somerset, through amazing Cheddar Gorge, and into the sublime Goatchurch Cavern as part of their fundraising efforts for their charity partner, Alzheimer’s Society.

28 participants raised &pound16,800 to help support people with dementia and their carers by taking part in the Gorge to Gorge challenge. The funds raised will help Hays staff reach a national target of &pound40,000, which the company has agreed to match. The money will going towards the Hays Carers Fund, which will help to support some of the 600,000 family carers in the UK and Ireland.

Claire Fowler, Head of PR and Communications, took part in the challenge. She said:

“The challenge was physically gruelling and at times felt relentless, but it was an amazing experience. The Hays staff pulled together with representatives from the charity to work as a team and support each other through the mental challenges of abseiling and caving and keep pushing on in those last few miles of the cycle and trek. It was hard work but we really enjoyed ourselves and it was great to know that our efforts raised such a lot of money to help Alzheimer's Society support people with dementia and their carers because it is a cause very close to a lot of people's hearts.”

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said:

& lsquo;I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part for their support of Alzheimer's Society. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of people like this to continue our vital work. Their fantastic efforts, along with fundraising by many of their colleagues at Hays, will help us champion the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them.’

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