Athona is passionate about making a real difference in the wider community in which we live. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy, we are committed to supporting charities and good causes.

Since 2013, as a company we have partnered with a number of charities, including Little Haven’s Children’s Hospice, The Guide Dogs, Saint Francis Hospice, Médecins Sans Frontières, Brentwood Mind and The Blue Cross. In total we’ve raised an incredible £35,996.05.

This year, our focus is on supporting one employee-chosen charity throughout 2018; Alzheimer’s Society.

About Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society believe passionately that life doesn’t end when dementia begins and provides support for anyone affected by dementia and helps to keep them connected to their lives, and the people who matter most.

Research
They invest heavily in researching into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention. They’re committed to funding cutting-edge research and directly addressing the needs and concerns of people affected by dementia.

Campaigning
They continue to fight for the rights of everyone affected by dementia and raise awareness by striving for a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.

Advice & Information
Their advisers provide support by phone, email, social media, post and through their online forum, Talking Point.

Local Support Services
With 3,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, they are able to offer information, care and support to people within the community with dementia, their families, friends and carers. These include Dementia Cafés, Singing for the Brain® sessions, and Dementia Advisers, Dementia Support Workers and Side by Side volunteers who support people to keep doing the things they enjoy.

For more information about Alzheimer’s Society, please visit: www.alzheimers.org.uk