Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, has raised £20,000 for Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK), smashing its two year target one year early. Last year, Certsure staff chose to partner with ARUK, Europe's leading dementia research charity, as its official charity. Certsure committed itself to raise £20,000 across two years, but through various fundraising efforts, the firm has smashed its target one year ahead of schedule.
There are currently 850,000 people in the UK living with the condition and is set to rise to one million people by 2025. It is only through vital research carried out by ARUK that finding a solution to the problem is possible.
Over the past year, Certsure employees have taken part in sweepstakes, charity auctions, dress down collections, charity auctions, bake sales and runs. One of the biggest donations came from a charity skydive which saw 22 Certsure staff parachute 10,000 feet from a plane and raised over £10,000 in the process.
Katy Abraham, Regional Corporate Partnerships Officer at ARUK said:
"It's been fantastic working with Certsure and I'm so impressed that they have already hit their fundraising target. The enthusiasm and support has been incredible as they have literally thrown themselves out of planes and into this partnership. Their efforts will make a real difference in our search for a cure to dementia."
Certsure will continue to work with ARUK and hold fundraising events throughout the year, raising even more money for the charity.