Morson Group raises over £55,000 for 2015 charities
Morson Group raised over £55,000 for its 2015 chosen charities, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Tree of Hope.
The company says the money raised, following fundraising initiatives from its employees, has broken its previous records. Fundraising activities included a three-day bike ride from Bristol to Manchester, the Mary Towneley Loop, which involved a 47-mile circular route along the borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire and a 10k run.
Representatives from UK dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK, and Kent-based charity, Tree of Hope, attended a cheque presentation ceremony at Morson’s Head Office in Salford, Manchester.
Ged Mason, CEO of Morson Group, commented, “Morson Group is dedicated in supporting charity initiatives as part of our core values. It is great to see the range of fundraising campaigns that those across Morson have taken part in which shows a great sense of team work and reinforces the ethos of the business and the Morson family spirit.”
Alzheimer’s Research UK states it will use the money to fund research into dementia treatments, preventions and improved diagnostics.
Yozzie Osmam, corporate partnership officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said, “Alzheimer’s Research UK is thrilled that the Morson Group staff have worked so hard in their fundraising efforts, more than doubling their initial target of £10,000 for our pioneering research. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and with almost 30,000 of those in Greater Manchester alone, the need for research into defeating this condition has never been greater. Currently there is no cure for dementia and it’s thanks to the fundraising efforts of people like the staff at the Morson Group that we’re able to continue our work.”
Tree of Hope provides advice and support to families fundraising for specialist medical surgery, treatment, equipment and therapy for sick and disabled children across the UK who often cannot get the treatment they need through the NHS.
Emma Bourne, fundraising manager at Tree of Hope, commented, “The hard work that has been shown by Morson Group is amazing and it is fantastic to see everyone coming together to help families in need. The donations mean everything to the families that we support and means that we are able to help improve children’s lives and health. Thank you so much to everyone at Morson.”
Morson Group has announced its 2016 charities will be Springhill Hospice and Seashell Trust.