Charity of the Year
Arts 4 Dementia is honoured to have been selected by Seventeen Group’s London office as its Charity of the Year for 2018.
Seventeen Group, an insurance and risk management organisation made up of subsidiaries James Hallam, 4sight Risk Management and Touchstone Underwriting, has committed to a year-long fundraising partnership with the award-winning charity.
The partnership will see staff from their London teams take part in fundraising and volunteering activities to support Arts 4 Dementia, generating vital income and increasing awareness of the benefits of arts engagement for people living with dementia and their carers.
Paul Turner, Executive Chairman, Seventeen Group said: “At Seventeen Group we are delighted that our City team have chosen to support Arts 4 Dementia this year. To address a challenge that affects so many in such a creative and embracing way brings back the fun that can too easily drift from those that have so much more to give.”
Nigel Franklin, CEO of Arts 4 Dementia, said: “As a small but growing charity, having the support and commitment of Seventeen Group and their fantastic workforce is a huge step forward for what we can achieve. Ultimately, this means that we’ll be able to help more people living with dementia, their families and carers, and to make dementia training more widely available for arts providers across the country.
“We have already received a great response from employees looking to fundraise for us and we are really looking forward to working with the London teams throughout the year.”
For media queries and for further information about partnership opportunities with Arts 4 Dementia, contact Nigel Franklin or Imelda Dooley Hunter on 020 7239 4954.
Notes to Editors
Arts 4 Dementia develops innovative arts programmes to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and carers, helping them live better for longer at home. Its website uniquely signposts arts events nationwide for people living with dementia; and it offers early stage dementia awareness training for arts providers and facilitators. The 500-plus workshop leaders trained to date are reaching well over 10,000 people living with dementia each year. A4D focuses on what people can achieve – often very much more than they imagine. The charity looks to assure the availability of local arts opportunities across art forms for families affected by dementia, wherever they may be in the UK, and through its website assure that those in search of such opportunities can easily find them.
Founded in 1982 Seventeen Group is a privately owned multi-disciplined insurance and risk management organisation. We work closely in partnership with insurers, funders and other business affiliates to identify future opportunities. The Group includes James Hallam Limited, Touchstone Underwriting Limited and 4sight Risk Management Limited.
This is the first time the charity has been selected by a corporate partner as its charity of the year.