Double denim for dementia, anyone?

By Vanessa Chance For Dementia Action Week 2022, Alzheimer’s Society has a new fundraising initiative: get your denim on for dementia. In fact, why not go double denim, or get creative with your old jeans by turning them into something new and become a ‘jeanius’ to raise funds for the charity? If only there was…

Blood donation – the long road to change

By Laura Griffiths Not only was June Pride month, it became a historic first for many of the LGBTQ+ community. Following campaigns which span multiple decades of hard work, the rule change on blood donation finally was put into practice. The steering group FAIR (For the Assessment of Individual Risk), a collective of health organisations,…

Winning Partnerships

By Emma Kane There are numerous ways that a company can create winning partnerships with registered charities that are win win for both parties.  You can support causes that align with your corporate values, provide much needed funds to charities, and provide great opportunities for your employees.  Here are just a few ways: Payroll Giving…

A festive appeal (plea!) on behalf of Target Ovarian Cancer

By Emma Kane Over the last ten years my family has lost two very close family members to ovarian cancer – both at exactly the same age I am now, 53; but it is not just my family, one in 50 women will get an ovarian cancer diagnosis in their lifetime.  As Chair of Target…

Lest we forgot…

By Alistair Kellie At this time of year we normally see current and former members of the Armed Forces outside stations and shops and on street corners asking for us to donate to the Royal British Legion Poppy’s Appeal.  Every year I used to donate and collect my poppy from my father when I saw…

Protecting the social fabric of the UK

By Tim Le Couilliard, Senior Executive The Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who was today confirmed as next in line to lead the Government, should Dominic Raab become incapacitated, chaired today’s Downing Street briefing. Flanked at the podium by Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England and Angela McLean, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Sunak provided the…

How insurance is making a difference for those living with dementia

By Vanessa Chance This week the Alzheimer’s Society published some amazing news: we are looking at the first new drug in 15 years where trials show clear improvement in memory and language. This is truly ground-breaking and will help those living with dementia to be able to live more independently, travel and manage their own…