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Filton Airbus employees help raise £260,000 for dementia charity

Posted on Friday 13th February 2015 at 10:45 am by SH (Editor)

Delighted Airbus charity fundraisers announce that their efforts for the Alzheimer's Society have topped a quarter of a million pounds. Centre, Jon Bodenham - Director of Fundraising, Alzheimer’s Society.

Employees at the two UK Airbus sites in Filton and Broughton have walked, cycled, baked, climbed and dressed up to raise more than £260,000 for official charity partner Alzheimer’s Society.

The final figure was revealed at the end of the two-year partnership and Alzheimer’s Society will use the money raised to provide more local care and services to people living with Dementia. The charities that Airbus enter fundraising partnerships with are proposed and voted for by employees every two years.

In addition to the amount raised for Alzheimer’s Society, a further £160,000 was raised over the two year period for a range of charities of individuals’ choice.

UK Charity Partnership Manager Phil McGraa said:

“Once again, the teams at Filton and Broughton have worked flat out to raise impressive sums for good causes and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who made this possible.”

“What the total doesn’t reflect is the work done by Airbus employees to support people living with Alzheimer’s in the local communities through involvement days. These activities can vary from gardening to giving rooms a makeover and they really make a difference.”

More: Partnership has also helped launch new dementia cafés »

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Airbus ‘wacky wardrobe day’ raises £1,200 for Alzheimer’s Society

Posted on Saturday 13th April 2013 at 9:41 pm by SH (Editor)

Airbus 'wacky wardrobe day' team at Filton.

Employees throughout the Airbus Filton site took part in a wacky wardrobe day to raise money for the company’s current partner charity, the Alzheimer’s Society.

More than 30 employees teamed together on Friday 5th April and took part in the Charity Challenge dress up day in Filton, raising more than £1,200.

Throughout the day employees from across the business dressed up as firemen, builders, Where’s Wally and pirates. Some even went to great extremes and spent the day dressed in full rabbit, dalmatian and banana costumes.

Jan Lane, Airbus Charity Challenge joint Coordinator, said:

“It’s different, but how great do our employees look? We can always count on them to get really involved in these bizarre fundraising projects and today is a great example of that!”

Hayley Christopher-Lee, Airbus Charity Challenge joint Coordinator, added:

“All of the funds raised today provide a huge amount of support to the Alzheimer’s Society who throughout everyday improve the quality of life for thousands of people, including some right here in Bristol.”

Beckie Smith, Regional Corporate Partnership Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society, said:

“A big thank you to everyone at Airbus who took part in their wacky wardrobe day, what a fantastic result! The support for the Alzheimer’s Society and money you have raised today is so important and it will help make a huge difference to the lives of people living with dementia across the UK – keep up the great work!”

Filton trio tackles the Welsh Coastal Path for Alzheimer’s Society

Posted on Monday 30th July 2012 at 3:11 pm by SH (Editor)

Naomi Pullin of Filton, Bristol, who is raising money for the Alzheimer's Society.

Naomi Pullin (pictured left), along with her father Simon and fiancé Peter Westbury (21, 52 and 39) from Filton, Bristol are taking the fight against dementia to the Welsh Coastal Path as part of a fundraising effort for Alzheimer’s Society.

The trio hopes to raise over £1,000 by walking 80 miles along the Welsh Coastal Path between Friday 10th and Sunday 12th August 2012.

Beginning in the Roman town of Loughor, making their way along the Gower Peninsula through Rhossili , along the picturesque Three Cliffs Bay and past the Mumbles beaches before finishing three days and 80 miles later in the town of Margam, Naomi, Simon and Peter will take on this challenge to raise money for the 750,000 people in the UK who have a form of dementia.

Alzheimer's Society.

Naomi said:

“I decided to take part in this challenge for Alzheimer’s Society because my Grandad Don has Alzheimer’s and I have seen firsthand the difficulties it can bring both to him and for my Nana as his full-time carer. I am a great supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society and the work they do. I have been a volunteer Befriender at the Bath RUH, spending time with many patients whilst they are staying in hospital, and also attend a Singing for the Brain session with my Grandparents. It’s so fantastic to see how just singing as a group can really change the mood of someone’s day. My Grandad really enjoys his time there and it also allows my Nana the chance to meet up with friends and share her experiences with them. The support is incredible.”

“I love the Gower Coast and I’m hoping that by raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society that more support can be provided for people with dementia. I also took part in the Memory Walk Marathon in September 2011, so am prepared for the blisters but know this is a much greater challenge.”

More: Help Alzheimer’s Society by sponsoring the trio »


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