Derby County are delighted to announce that it has linked up with Alzheimer’s Society as their official charity partner for the next two seasons.
The partnership will see the club host and organise a number of different events over the course of the 2018/19 seasons in order to raise as much money as possible for the Derby-based charity.
Alzheimer’s Society’s mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day a cure is found, they are striving to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.
Nationally there are over 850,000 people in the UK living with Dementia, it is forecast that by the year 2025 this will rise to over one million.
More importantly there are 14,000 people with dementia in Derbyshire, including 3,000 in Derby. Across the East Midlands there are more than 60,000 people with dementia – a number that would almost fill Pride Park Stadium twice over.
Sadly, there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease or any other type of dementia, however delaying the onset of dementia by five years would halve the number of deaths from the condition, saving 30,000 lives a year.
Dementia research is desperately underfunded. For every person living with dementia, the annual cost to the UK economy is over £30,000 and yet only £90 is spent on dementia research each year.
There is also now a Just Giving page set up where you can donate to a fantastic cause. Click here for full details.
Or simply text ASDC84, with the amount you wish to donate, to 70070. You will be able to add Gift Aid at no extra cost.
Find out more about Alzheimer’s Society and their mission statement by heading to their website: alzheimers.org.uk.