Thursday, 14 April 2011

Take part in our "BIG Collection" for Alzheimer's Society

This blog is committed to doing its bit to help the Tesco Charity of the Year 2011 - Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Scotland - and I need your help!

On Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May is the first nationwide Tesco charity event taking place with help from the local community, called the BIG Collection.

On these two days, we would love for 10,000 volunteers to come together to collect at Tesco stores throughout the country. All the money raised during the BIG Collection will fund essential research and bring dementia information, advice and support to communities all over the UK, helping to build a better future for people with dementia.

The goal is to raise £350,000 over these two days and we need your help by asking you to do one (or both!) of the following two tasks:

  1. Become a BIG Collection volunteer at your local Tesco (whether you are a Tesco employee or just willing to help us!) committing to shaking a bucket for up to 3 hours - click here for more info and to register your name.
  2. Come and visit a Tesco store on one (or both) dates and pop some cash into one of the BIG Collection buckets being carried by volunteers. 

Please help us raise money for this most important cause, whether it's slipping some coins into our bucket, or holding that bucket.

A big thank you to Rob Green for alerting me to this great fundraising event in order for me to let you know about it. Rob is Digital Fundraising Manager for the Alzheimer's Society

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