Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care has raised £35,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in the last 12 months.
The independent has pledged to continue its support in 2018 to build on the total of almost £65,000 that has been raised since the partnership started in 2015.
Chairman of Scrivens, Nicholas Georgevic, said that he was proud of the support from colleagues and customers throughout the business.
“Alzheimer’s touches so many families in the communities we serve and the need for care and support continues to grow. We chose Alzheimer’s Society as our primary charity partner because we recognise the vital work it does and because of the growing evidence of a link between hearing loss and dementia,” he explained.
Throughout the year, Scrivens has held fundraising events, such as sponsored challenges, cake and book sales, and a competition to design a pair of spectacles.
Already planned for 2018 are 1930s themed birthday tea parties. “I know our staff will once again rise to the challenge of raising awareness and vital funds for a charity whose cause resonates with us all,” Mr Georgevic added.
Senior regional corporate fundraising executive for Alzheimer’s Society, Ray Nash, said: “We really appreciate the wholehearted support of Scrivens and are delighted our partnership will continue. We need help to fund services to support people to live well with the condition now, and to help find a cure in the future.”
Caption: Nicholas Georgevic (left) making the donation to Ray Nash (right).