LEADING South Yorkshire dementia charity has been chosen as one of the participants in a major national Christmas fundraising campaign.
The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a wide range of charities across the country, from small and vital community organisations to large national institutions.
And in its 60th anniversary year, the Foundation has selected dementia charity Lost Chord as one of 20 charities to be part of their Christmas Big Give campaign, where the Weston family will match fund anything raised on line with charity fundraising site the Big Give during the week November 27 to December 4 up to the value £25,000.
Lost Chord is the organisation that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region and nationally.
“It’s quite amazing that a charity founded in South Yorkshire is recognised for its dedication in the field of dementia across the UK,” said Lost Chord Chief Executive Helena Muller.
“If we were lucky enough to raise £25,000 on line during the week it would be doubled to £50,000 plus gift aid,” said Helena.
“However, every bit helps and even if we only raise £5,000 during the week we will be in for a £10,000 donation as a result of the Foundation’s support.”
Philippa Charles, the Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation, said: “The Weston Family made an incredible gift to the nation in creating the Foundation so it was especially fitting that this was celebrated at the 60 year milestone and just as it exceeds £1billion in donations.”
Look out for details of Lost Chord’s Christmas Big Give campaign at www.lost-chord.org.uk
To find out more about the Big Give visit www.thebiggive.org.uk