Staff at Cardiff Airport have presented Alzheimer’s Society Cymru with a donation of £1,040, the total amount raised following a recent raffle collection.
This fundraising activity is just one of the ways Cardiff Airport is now working with the charity to raise awareness of dementia. Staff will continue to develop a relationship with Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and will undergo additional awareness training to become Dementia Friends; to enhance the customer service experience in ways that will help passengers with dementia and their carers. Cardiff Airport’s aim is to become one of the few UK airports to be recognised as a ‘Dementia Friendly’ airport with the support of the charity, whose Dementia Friends campaign is already recognised across Wales.
Cheryl George, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society Cymru in South East Wales, visited Cardiff Airport to collect the donation, and said: “We are so very thankful to the team at Cardiff Airport for choosing to support Alzheimer’s Society Cymru through their annual raffle. The £1,040 raised is gratefully received. This money will go directly to help fund research, provide support and campaign for a better quality of life for people with dementia.
“The Airport’s Charity Committee supports so many charities and good causes throughout the years and it is great that dementia is high on the Airport’s agenda. We are really looking forward to developing our relationship further and this will include running Dementia Friends sessions with staff very soon and helping the Airport become Dementia Friendly.”