Alzheimer’s Society has received a £35,000 funding boost thanks to Orbit Homes, the development and sales division of the 39,000-home Orbit Group.
The generous donation followed a recent golf day hosted by Orbit Homes, with sponsorship from its partners at Seagrave Developments Ltd, Deeley Construction Ltd, Wright Hassall LLP, AC Lloyd Homes Ltd, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP, and SMDL New Homes Ltd.
With more than 200 guests, including suppliers, development partners, local authorities and land agents, it was one of the developers’ most successful fundraising events to date.
Helen Fairhurst, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society, visited Orbit Homes’ Coventry office on Thursday 20 August, where the £35k cheque was presented by Orbit’s Chief Executive, Paul Tennant, and Head of Construction and golf day organiser, George Obeng-Manu.
As the UK's leading dementia charity, the donation will help Alzheimer’s Society to continue offering support to those affected by Alzheimer’s, their families and carers in their Day Support Centres.
Helen Fairhurst said:
This incredible donation by Orbit Homes is going to make a massive difference to people in Coventry and Warwickshire who have been diagnosed with dementia. Dementia is something which affects people of all ages, as far as we know the youngest person with a diagnosis of dementia in our region is only 30 years old.
£35,000 could pay for over 100 days of care in our Support Services and will do so much to change the lives of people who live in the local area.
As a fundraiser we are always looking for people to help us, we feel like Orbit really understands what we are all about.
Orbit Homes celebrated a major milestone in donating the cheque, as it marked the generation of more than £100,000 in charity donations in just five years.
Previous golf days have seen Orbit Homes donate over £69,000 to Zoe’s Place baby hospice in Coventry, and over £30,000 to Demelza House children’s hospice in Kent.
George Obeng-Manu at Orbit Homes said:
It was an absolute pleasure to hand over this cheque to Alzheimer’s Society on behalf of Orbit Homes. We’re driven by a social purpose to build communities, so it’s both fantastic and humbling to come together as a business and with our partners, to support this national charity. We hope to be able to continue the success for many years to come.