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Over £1,500 raised for Alzheimer’s Society

The Pioneer Group is thrilled to announce that throughout 2020-2021, it raised £1,526 for its nominated charity, Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity.

Each year, employees of The Pioneer Group vote for a charity that the teams support through a variety of fundraising activities. The funds raised are donated at the end of the year. Due to the challenges presented by the pandemic and remote working, fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society was extended over a two-year period.

The Alzheimer’s Society provides support for anyone affected by dementia, and aim to do everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most. The charity campaigns for change, to fund research into a cure for dementia and supports people living with the condition today.

Some of the activities undertaken by The Pioneer Group’s employees on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society included a charity football match, raffles, a virtual Christmas quiz and the virtual John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge.

In April 2021, the executive leadership team at The Pioneer Group consisting of Simon Wilson, Kate Foley, Dave Livesey, Martyn Hencher and Lisa Martinalli, completed the challenge in 45 days. The distance between the two landmarks is 874 miles and marks the furthest traversable distance possible in the British Isles. Starting on 1 March, between them, the team ran, walked, cycled and rowed their way through the miles raising more than £1,200.

Simon Wilson, CEO, of The Pioneer Group, said:

We proud to support Alzheimer’s Society and their vital work both nationally and in local communities. It’s been a tricky year for fundraising due to COVID-19, however, the team here has loved every moment of its involvement in the various fundraising initiatives undertaken on the charity’s behalf.

The Pioneer Group’s new nominated charity for 2022, which was selected by live vote is Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. The charity supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.