Call for Harrogate to join fight against dementia

Alzheimer's Research UK Volunteers

4:44pm 20th February 2018

Passionate volunteers in Harrogate are being asked to come forward to help form a new fundraising group to support Alzheimer’s Research UK.

The UK’s leading dementia research charity is looking for people with a range of skills to help set up a group, which will aim to raise vital funds and awareness across the town and surrounding areas.

Members can get involved in a variety of ways, from getting stuck into fundraising challenges to raise money for pioneering research to representing Alzheimer’s Research UK at events and spreading the word about the charity within their local communities.

Alzheimer’s Research UK regional fundraising groups play a crucial part in the fight against dementia, which currently affects around 850,000 people across the UK. There are around 1,750 people with dementia in the constituency of Harrogate and Knaresborough, which is 1.7 per cent of the population, nearly a third higher than the national average of 1.3 per cent.

The charity powers world class studies focusing on prevention, diagnosis and treatments for dementia and has funded 41 research projects in Yorkshire totalling more than £3.3m.

Claire Priestwood, Alzheimer’s Research UK Regional Fundraising Officer for the North East, said:

“Dementia has a huge impact on families and it’s important to us at Alzheimer’s Research UK that communities have the opportunity to come together and get involved with supporting dementia research.

“Regional fundraising groups are vital in helping us to defeat dementia, both through raising funds and helping to spread awareness of this cruel condition.

“Alzheimer’s Research UK’s vision is a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia and our supporters are key to helping us bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025.”

Anyone interested in volunteering for Alzheimer’s Research UK can contact Claire on 07799 902428 or

For further information about Alzheimer’s Research UK visit

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