Cleaver Fulton Rankin chooses Alzheimer’s Society as Charity of the Year

March 6, 2013

Alzheimer’s Society is celebrating being chosen as Charity of the Year 2013 by leading Belfast law firm, Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

Fundraising has already kicked off in style with Director Maria O’Loan planning to take part in a gruelling duathlon in Scotland. In June this year, Maria will be tackling one of the world’s toughest Iron Distance duathlons, City to Summit. The bike stage is 112 miles and approx 9,400ft of ascent from Queensferry to Glencoe. From Glencoe, Maria will hike a minimum of 26.2 miles with a 2600m ascent taking in the summit of Ben Nevis.

Alastair Rankin, Chairman of Cleaver Fulton Rankin said, “All the staff at Cleaver Fulton Rankin are very excited about supporting and raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. As a local firm which has supported Northern Ireland business for over 100 years, it fits perfectly with our ethos to support a charity whose work is focused on supporting local people. We have worked with the Society in the past giving talks to members’ groups and carers, and this fundraising partnership is a strengthening of that relationship. We have several events planned throughout the year and I and all the staff are looking forward to making a direct and tangible contribution.”

Janet Plunkett, Community Fundraising Manager, Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland said, ‘This is fantastic news for Alzheimer’s Society.  All the money raised by Cleaver Fulton Rankin will go towards people living with dementia in Northern Ireland.  There are 19,000 living with dementia here and this number is set to rise; it is the greatest challenge of our generation.  We support people affected by dementia in a number of ways, through one-to-one support, information programmes, activity groups/dementia cafés, befriending and advocacy services across Northern Ireland.  We are delighted that the Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s support will help us to continue this vital work.’