Staff from Brighton manufacturer walk over 250 miles to raise money for charity

Amplicon staff with their cheque for Alzheimer's Society <i>(Image: Amplicon)</i>
Amplicon staff with their cheque for Alzheimer's Society (Image: Amplicon)

Staff from a manufacturing firm have raised over £1,500 for charity by walking at lunchtimes.

More than 30 employees from Amplicon in Brighton, which makes industrial computers, volunteered to walk three miles twice a week to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

The walks were led by Amplicon chief executive Gina Citroni and her Jack Russell Pippa.

The team walked on the South Downs and throughout October they raised a total of £1,650.

Megan Guy, Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser for East Sussex, said: “We’re so grateful to everyone at Amplicon for stepping up with their walking challenge to ensure people affected by dementia in the county continue to get the support they need, when they need it most."

It is predicted that by 2025, one million people will be living with dementia in the UK.

Ms Guy said: “There are 3,000 living with dementia in Brighton and 26,500 people across Sussex and too many are facing it alone. We support people affected by all types of dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times.”

“Our amazing supporters, like Amplicon go above and beyond to raise vital funds and awareness for people living with dementia. With their support we can help more people and use cutting edge research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that’ll changes the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future.”