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Lonsdale Team take part in Cotswold Way Challenge and fundraise for Alzheimer's

Wednesday 19 May, 2021

As it is Dementia Action Week many Lonsdale colleagues are supporting Dementia Friends and joining the #DenimForDementia initiative and wearing denim to work on Thursday 20th May. Next month a team of Lonsdale Services colleagues, will complete the Cotswold Way Challenge.

Lonsdale colleagues take part in the Cotswold Way Challenge

Simon Hawker, Tracy Gannon, Deb Nolan and Stewart Sims-Handcock will fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society on the 26th and 27th June by walking the 100km Cotswold Way Challenge.  Allan Ross, our independent financial adviser in Ware will run the course.

Sponsor a member of our team at our Lonsdale Team Just Giving page

What is the Cotswold Way Challenge?

According to the Cotswold Way Challenge organisers, ‘the looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, provides a stunning setting for 2,000 adventurers to test themselves. There are rolling hills, villages, the magical Cotswold Way, footpaths & trails, with some fabulous views en route – and a few tough hills in between!’

Tracy Gannon, administrator Leeds / Bradford financial planning team said:

‘As a corporate partner of the Alzheimer’s Society we work hard to regularly fundraise for the charity. During the last few years, we raised over £5,700 for the Alzheimer’s Society through various fundraising events, but unfortunately, we couldn’t do any fundraising challenges last year because of the pandemic.  Our fundraising target for the Cotswold Challenge is £2,095.  We have Lonsdale colleagues taking part from several of our financial planning offices, including St Albans, Ware, Ringwood and Leeds / Bradford.  Everyone taking part has to fundraise a set amount, so please sponsor us at our JustGiving page.  All our individual fundraising pages link to this team page so just choose the colleague you want to sponsor, and your donation will be registered on their JustGiving page.  Although this is a much longer trek than the Yorkshire Three Peaks, we’re hoping there won’t be as many hills to climb.  We’re also camping overnight so we would appreciate some good weather!’

Lonsdale colleagues fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society

In 2018 Lonsdale Services raised over £5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society in two organised fundraising activities.  A team of Lonsdale trekkers raised £3,868 and walked with four hundred and ninety-two other people taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society Trek 26 Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Steve Cook took part in the 70th Anniversary race of the 125-mile Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Challenge and raised a further £1,300 for the charity. In 2019 Lonsdale colleagues Deb Nolan, Tracy Gannon and Allan Ross completed the 10-mile Asda Foundation York challenge.  They achieved their sponsorship target raising over £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society.  On May 20th many Lonsdale colleagues will support #DenimForDementia and wear denim to work to support Dementia Friends.

How Lonsdale Services supports Dementia Friends

Lonsdale Wealth Management was the first financial adviser in Hertfordshire to become a corporate partner of Alzheimer’s Society. In 2018 Lonsdale nominated Alzheimer’s Society as our charity of choice. Allan Ross, member of the Ware financial planning team and Mandy Morgan, Bookkeeper and Administrator in St Albans have worked with Lonsdale colleagues to raise awareness of Dementia internally.  Some of our clients are affected by Dementia and some Lonsdale colleagues have experienced Dementia first-hand within their own family.   We now have a Dementia Friend in most of our Lonsdale offices.

For more information read: 

Lonsdale runners complete 10km challenge for Alzheimer’s Society, 

Simon Hawker, IFA St Albans – Lonsdale raise £6,400 for charity, 

Lonsdale launches 10 point plan for anyone living with Dementia

Lonsdale trekkers complete Trek 26 and raise £3,600 for the Alzheimer’s Society,

Lonsdale Services headline sponsor of Alzheimer’s Hertford carol concert, 

Lonsdale Wealth Management announce partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society

Allan Ross, independent financial adviser Ware qualifies as a Dementia Friend



Our Lonsdale Services team fundraise for Alzheimer's Society in Cotswold Way Challenge - June 2021

Our Lonsdale Services team fundraise for Alzheimer's Society in Cotswold Way Challenge - June 2021

Our Lonsdale team complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 2018

Our Lonsdale team complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks in 2018

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