Clarke Mairs have raised nearly £2,000 so far this year for our chosen charity Alzheimer’s Society. Our total increased by almost £1,000 by the kind donations from the local professionals attending our “Battle of the Professionals Charity Quiz and Raffle” on the 18th July 2018. The raffle generated great interest thanks to all the local businesses/sponsors who generously donated wonderful and varied raffle prizes.
Clarke Mairs are passionate about “doing our bit” to unite against dementia. We are proud that Alzheimer’s Society have recognised our efforts by allowing us to carry the “Dementia Friendly” badge. Clarke Mairs are part of the North East Dementia Alliance and Newcastle Dementia Action Alliance. We commissioned Alzheimer’s Society to provide specialist training for many of our team, equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to provide legal advice to those affected by dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society are the only UK charity investing in research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051. 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. Newcastle hosts one of the three Centres of Excellence which are revolutionising dementia care research.