Wealth manager Mattioli Woods plc today launches a new national partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK focused on boosting research, improving treatments and raising awareness about dementia.
The Group – which operates throughout 11 offices in the UK – says that it is the biggest single problem facing health services today and one that is impacting many of its employees and clients. It says it poses an enormous challenge and demands an urgent and substantial response.
Alzheimer’s Research UK will become the Group’s charity of the year for the next two years with the aim to raise £150,000 during its vital fundraising partnership to help transform lives, identify life-changing treatments and eventually a cure. It intends to engage employees, clients and partners to raise money for the charity through a series of fundraising events, from bucket collections to payroll giving, sporting events, dinners and seasonal activities.
Ian Mattioli MBE, Chief Executive Officer of Mattioli Woods, commented:
‘Our new charity partnership is one I am immensely proud to be involved with. Dementia is one of the most misunderstood conditions in the UK and the money raised by Mattioli Woods is going to fund ground-breaking research that will change the lives of people impacted by it.
‘We started out in business many years ago as retirement planners and still look after many of our original clients. We have seen first-hand the devastating effect dementia has on families, and we look forward to making a huge difference over the next two years.’
Paul Glazier, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Alzheimer's Research UK, said:
‘More than half of us will know someone living with dementia today. Despite this, there are no treatments to slow, stop or prevent the diseases, like Alzheimer’s, that cause dementia. But with the incredible support of Mattioli Woods, we will be able to make breakthroughs possible and change the lives of everyone impacted by this devastating condition.
‘All of us at Alzheimer's Research UK are so excited to be working with Mattioli Woods, and already we have seen how motivated employees are to support our cause. We know their efforts will make a huge difference by raising vital funds for research, while also raising much-needed awareness and helping us to overcome misconceptions around dementia. We can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.’
To kick off the launch, Mattioli Woods has signalled its corporate commitment with an initial £25,000 donation.