Musgrave MarketPlace raises €110,000 for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
The money raised will go towards support services for both families and people with dementia to ensure no one has to face the disease alone
8 February 2022 | 0
Musgrave MarketPlace raised €110,00 for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland throughout 2020 and 2021. This will go towards helping the Alzheimer Society of Ireland provide support services for both families and people with dementia to ensure no one has to face dementia alone.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland advocates, empowers, and champions the rights of people living with dementia and their communities to quality support and services.
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the adults and families who rely on The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. Throughout the pandemic, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has continued to provide essential support with home care services, dementia advisers, a national helpline, and online family carer training. Each day 30 people are diagnosed with dementia in Ireland, so the services of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland have never been more important.
Musgrave MarketPlace has had a strong partnership with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland for two years, raising €48,000 in 2020 and €62,000 in 2021. Overall Musgrave MarketPlace has raised over €300,000 for its charity partners since 2017.
Over the past two years, due to Covid-19, colleagues were faced with the challenge of continuing to fundraise and raise awareness in new and innovative ways, with extra precautions taken to ensure the safety of all colleagues and customers. Colleagues got creative organising virtual coffee mornings, a cyber cycle, online games, bucket collections, and even an online fitness distance challenge amongst the seven Musgrave MarketPlace branches nationwide.
“I would like to thank the Musgrave MarketPlace team who put a huge amount of time and effort into raising these much-needed funds for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland,” said Michael McCormack, Managing Director at Musgrave MarketPlace. “Throughout the pandemic, we have seen the amazing work they do to support both families and people with dementia. I am delighted to announce our two-year partnership has resulted in us being able to donate a total figure of €110,000.”
“On behalf of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, I would like to say a huge thank you to Musgrave MarketPlace,” said Siobhan O’Connor, interim CEO of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland. “The funds the team worked so hard to raise during difficult times will be help provide vital supports and services in the community and to ensure those living with dementia, along with their families, get the support they need. We are heavily reliant on donations to provide our services, so we are very grateful to everyone at Musgrave MarketPlace.”