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Credit Suisse selects Alzheimer's charity as partner

Credit Suisse selects Alzheimer's charity as partner
5th November 2009

This week, Credit Suisse announced that its employees have selected the Alzheimer's Society to be their Charity of the Year for 2010.

According to the charity, which was "thrilled" with the news, a bespoke campaign entitled Care, Cure, Credit Suisse could raise more than £300,000 for the group, while increasing awareness about dementia amongst employees of the company willing to donate.

A dedicated care worker for people under the age of 65 who live with dementia in East London will be provided by the Alzheimer's Society as a result of this partnership and funding.

Direct funds raised by the organisation will also contribute to important research projects to look into a cure for the neurodegenerative disorder while aiding with the expansion of the national helpline which continues to provide support and information to those affected by the disease.

Neil Hunt, the chief executive of the charity, said: "We would like to express our huge thanks to Credit Suisse employees for selecting Alzheimer's Society as their Charity of the Year 2010.

"We are extremely grateful for their support and look forward to a productive partnership both in terms of funds raised and educating employees about dementia."

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia and currently affects around 417,000 people across the country.

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