This week Virgin Money held a Charity Golf Day to support our charity of the year – Dementia Revolution. The event featured ex-England cricketers Steve Harmison and Phil Mustard and teams from the likes of Newcastle Falcons, Newcastle United and businesses from across the region. the event raised more than £1,500 for the Dementia Revolution.
Tim Arthur, Creative Director at Virgin Money said:
The day was brilliant for all involved and we were lucky enough to enjoy tremendous weather throughout. Thanks to the generosity of the teams, the Dementia Revolution can use this incredible amount of money to help find a cure for this cruel condition.
The event, which took place at Close House in Northumberland on Monday 17th September and saw 13 teams compete over a round of golf before enjoying a BBQ.
A charity auction was also held with lots donated by the participating teams. These included some great sporting memorabilia as well as tickets for the upcoming Manchester United Vs Newcastle United Premier League fixture. The lots raised in excess of £500.
As Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK have joined forces for a year-long campaign to power ground-breaking dementia research, challenge old attitudes and lead the charge towards a cure. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of dementia, overthrow old attitudes and power ground-breaking dementia research and the funds raised through the campaign will support each charity’s commitment to the UK Dementia Research Institute.
Karen Hunter, Senior Corporate Account Executive at Alzheimer’s Society, said:
Thank you to everyone who took part in the Virgin Money Golf Day in aid of the Dementia Revolution. All your fantastic efforts are going to help lead the charge towards a cure for dementia and we’re so grateful for your support. Today almost one million people are living with this condition in the UK, but with Virgin Money by our side we will be able to end dementia.