Wisbech charity gets helping hand from safety conscious builders

PUBLISHED: 10:18 01 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:18 01 July 2014

Alzheimer cheque presentation

Alzheimer cheque presentation

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The Wisbech office of the Alzheimer’s Society were given a donation of £650 from a construction company as a thankyou for the invaluable support given to the family member of one of their staff.

The gift came as a result of a safety award scheme run by Kier Construction, in which company directors rewarded construction sites that demonstrated excellent safety standards.

Site manager Dave Allen was rewarded for a safe site he worked on in Cambridge and as a result he asked that the Alzheimer’s Society were given the £650 donation as a thank you for the invaluable support the Fenland office has provided to him and his family following his mother-in-law’s diagnosis with the condition seven years ago.

Mr Allen said: “As anyone who is familiar with Alzheimer’s knows, it can be difficult for the families as well as the person suffering from the illness.

“The Wisbech office of the Alzheimer’s Society has been a huge help to us, as well as my wife’s mother being able to take part in activities to help her cope with the condition, they’ve also put us in touch with other families going through the same thing so we can offer each other help and support.

“The Alzheimer’s Society is a wonderful charity and the support they offer is impeccable. It’s fantastic to be able to use this donation from the Kier directors as a small way of expressing our gratitude.”

Daniel Schaffer, dementia support manager for the Alzheimer’s Society Fenland office, accepted the donation on behalf of the charity.

He said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the Kier team for their generous donation. Support like this is vital, and has allowed us to expand our services to meet the increasing numbers of people affected by dementia.”

Kier director Dennis Cotton added: “Our initiative of recognising excellent site safety performance with charitable donations has proven very successful.

“It’s great to be able to donate this money to this fantastic and very worthy cause, which does such amazing work.”

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