Staff who work at Certsure, the organisation who also operate the brands of NICEIC and ELECSA, successfully managed to raise a massive £20,000 for Alzheimer’s UK (ARUK), doing this a year earlier than expected. Certsure chose to partner last year with ARUK, who happen to be the leading dementia research charity in Europe.
They had originally said themselves a target and deadline of reaching £20,000 within a two-year period, however, they massively over performed, hitting the target a whole year earlier than they had scheduled. There are a reported 850,000 people living in the UK with the condition, this is sadly set to rise to 1 million by the year of 2025.
ARUK are the organisation that will hopefully reduce this by continuing their research, with an end goal of finding a permanent cure to the disease. In order to raise the money, Certsure employees undertook various activities to raise the £20,000. Activities included things such as bake sales, auctions, sponsor runs and sweepstakes. One of the biggest fundraisers however, came from a staff parachute jump, which saw 22 Certsure staff parachute 10,000 feet from a plane, this subsequently raised £10,000.
Regional Corporate Partnerships Officer for ARUK, Katy Abraham’s expressed her joy of working with Certsure: “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.”