MKB Solicitors have recently announced their chosen charity for the year. We have selected BIADS – an organisation formed by Barnsley people to provide support to those who have any form of dementia and their families and friends.
Whilst we have lots of in-house fundraising plans we think there is more that we can do to help the charity especially within the local business community over the next 12 months. MKB are offering the following to local businesses:
Free Dementia Talks for Groups and Businesses
We have a member of staff trained as a Dementia Champion. Rianne Wilcockson, trainee solicitor at MKB, was trained by the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver talks to groups and businesses to enable people to have more awareness about the condition and how they can help people and how they can improve communications with people with dementia.
Businesses who are dealing with the general public find it particularly useful to have such training. It helps to better understand and communicate with customers or service users who may have dementia. Even businesses who aren’t dealing with the general public have staff who find these talks beneficial.
Joint Fundraising Initiative
We also wish to reach out to other local businesses to join forces with us and get involved with other fund raising projects to help BIADS.
Ben McFeely, Employment Lawyer at MKB Solicitors says “As a Barnsley based business we wanted to choose a local charity and one where all funds will be used in the local area. We already have in-house fundraising events planned but would love to work with other businesses in the local community to really extend our reach and raise as much money as possible for BIADS. We have some ideas around the type of fundraising projects we plan to roll out but are also open to ideas and would like to hear from other local organisations on this.”
If your organisation is interested in having a free dementia awareness talk and/or would be interested partnering with MKB to help BIADS please contact Ben McFeely: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on BIADS please visit www.biads.org.uk