Yhe Wisbech office of the Alzheimer’s Society received a £650 donation from Waterbeach-based contractor Kier Construction.
The gift came as a result of a safety award scheme run by Kier, in which the company directors reward those construction sites that demonstrate exemplary safety standards with funds to give to their chosen charity.
Kier’s St Matthews Primary School project on East Road in Cambridge was judged the safest site, and site manager Dave Allen and the team selected the Alzheimer’s Society as a thank you for the invaluable support the Fenland office has provided to Dave and his family following himother-in-law’s diagnosis with the condition seven years ago.
Mr Allen explained: “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.”
Daniel Schaffer, dementia support manager for the Alzheimer’s Society Fenland office, accepted the donation on behalf of the charity. He said: “Support like this is vital, and has allowed us to expand our services to meet the increasing numbers of people affected by dementia.”