Our charity partner for 2019 was Alzheimer's Research UK, a charity that funds a broad range of research projects to understand dementia and progress towards future treatment and prevention of the diseases, most commonly Alzheimer’s, that cause it.
Associates organised charity events across the year, ranging from collecting £1 coins in Smartie tubes, to team beard-dying challenges, bake sales, tombolas, raffles, car washing and fancy-dress days. Proving our associates are good sports, football tournaments, rounders matches and a static bike ride also took place, with seven associates embarking on a cycle from Cheltenham to Paris, eight joining the charity’s “Running Down Dementia” event to run the equivalent of 37 marathons across three months, and two individuals taking on the climb to Everest Base Camp.
From all these charitable events, we managed to raise an amazing £58,330!
Craig Baker, Managing Director at Kohler Mira, commented: “It brings us great joy to contribute to Alzheimer’s Research UK’s crucial research, a charity close to many hearts here at Kohler Mira. Year-on-year, we continue to keep charity at the very heart of our company ethos, and I’d like to congratulate the team on their monumental efforts this year!”
Katy Abraham-Hall, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Kohler Mira who has helped raised funds for life-changing dementia research. One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime, without effective preventions and treatments. But thanks to support of companies like Kohler Mira, will be able to make breakthroughs possible.”