Kohler Mira raises £58,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

The charity funds a broad range of research projects to understand dementia and progress towards treatment

Alzheimers Charity

Gloucestershire-based Kohler Mira, a leading showering manufacturer, has raised £58,330 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK.

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Over the course of 2019, the company held a number of fundraisers – bake sales, raffles, car washing and fancy-dress days, beard-drying challenges and coin collections – in order to raise money for the charity.

Football tournaments, rounders matches and static bike rides also took place, with seven employees embarking on a cycle from Cheltenham to Paris. Eight joined the charity’s “Running Down Dementia” event and ran the equivalent of 37 marathons across three months, whilst two individuals took on the climb to Everest Base Camp.

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Craig Baker, Managing Director at Kohler Mira, commented: “It brings us great joy to contribute to Alzheimer’s Research UK’s crucial research, a charity close to many hearts here at Kohler Mira. Year-on-year, we continue to keep charity at the very heart of our company ethos, and I’d like to congratulate the team on their monumental efforts this year!”

Katy Abraham-Hall, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Kohler Mira who has helped raised funds for life-changing dementia research. One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime, without effective preventions and treatments. But thanks to support of companies like Kohler Mira, will be able to make breakthroughs possible.”

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For their 2020 charitable partnership, Kohler Mira’s will be working with Sue Ryder, a British palliative care and bereavement support charity. Announced this Wednesday, plans are already underway to make the upcoming year of fundraising the best yet.