Mansfield and Sutton Iceland staff in trek for Alzheimer’s Research UK

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WORKMATES from 14 Iceland stores, including Mansfield and Sutton, took part in a 17-mile coastal walk to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Around 60 Iceland staff walked from Mablethorpe to Skegness and raised £3,500 for the UK’s leading dementia research charity.

Alzheimer’s Research UK is Iceland’s Charity of the Year for 2011/12.

The company raised £1.2m for research into early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2011 and Chief Executive of Iceland Foods, Malcolm Walker, initiated things with an amazing Everest climb.

For 2012 Iceland has pledged to raise £1m to support ground-breaking research into the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.

Kevin Richards, Iceland’s Area Manager for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, said: “I manage 14 stores and it’s been fantastic to see so much enthusiasm among our staff to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Seventeen miles is a long stretch but we did it and are now feeling very pleased with ourselves. Some of us are nursing a few blisters but we had a lot of fun and all for a really worthwhile cause.

Dr Marie Janson, Director of Development for Alzheimer’s Research UK, added: “It’s wonderful to know that everyone at Iceland Foods is helping us defeat Alzheimer’s disease.”

To help Alzheimer’s Research UK defeat Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, donate online at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org or call 01223 843899.