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Aldermore announces Headway as charity partner

POSTED: 29th May 2015
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Aldermore has chosen Headway – the brain injury association, as its new charity partner for 2015. The Bank’s employees aim to raise £10,000 for the UK charity which supports those who have suffered brain injury, and their families.

Throughout the year Aldermore will hold a number of fundraising events for Headway and the Bank has committed to match the amount raised at each event up to a maximum of £250 via its “pound for pound” scheme. Recently, employees have been taking part in a ‘Hats for Headway Day’; where supporters are encouraged to wear wacky hats in order to raise funds and awareness of brain injuries.

Having selected Headway as Aldermore’s charity of the year, events will be organised and managed by the Aldermore Community Team (ACT). The team, which is based across the Bank’s 12 regional offices, was established last year to drive fundraising activities and increase support for the local communities in which the Bank operates. So far this year, the team has raised over £5,000, already over half the Bank’s annual target.

Kerry-Ann O’Neill, ‎Director of Invoice Finance & Cash Operations at Aldermore, said: “Along with all my colleagues in the Aldermore Community Team, I am delighted to welcome Headway as Aldermore’s new charity partner. The charity does a huge amount to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers. We look forward to supporting their activities across all of our offices through fundraising initiatives like the recent Hats for Headway activities.”

Jo Plant, Director of Fundraising at Headway, said: “Charities rely on generous donations from individuals and organisations and we are pleased to be selected as Aldermore’s new charity partner. The funds raised from the partnership will ensure that we further assist people with brain injuries to return to community living, including access to appropriate accommodation, social outlets, and productive activity.

“A brain injury can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families, affecting every aspect of their lives. Although we all think 'it'll never happen to me', a brain injury can affect anyone at any time. Headway is there to help when it does occur.

“We are excited to work with Aldermore in raising much needed funds to help us continue to improve life after brain injury.”

For more information about the Hats for Headway Day event and Headway itself, please visit the charity’s website to find out more. (https://www.headway.org.uk/home.aspx)

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For further information, journalists can contact:

David Perkins, PR Assistant

Phone:             0203 553 4291

Email:              david.perkins@aldermore.co.uk

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