AJC Awards

4 September 2011

In 2011 Jersey Alzheimer's Association was proud to win the Association of Jersey Charities' Award for the best medium-sized charity.

AJC 2011 Award

Chairman, Jim Hollywood, and Secretary, Kim Averty, receiving the Award

 

The Award, consisting of a trophy and a cheque for £5,000, was collected by Chairman Jim Hollywood and Honorary Secretary Kim Averty at a special presentation held at Radier Manor on Sunday 4 September. The event which was organised by the Association of Jersey Charities and sponsored by 'The 50 Years of Financial Heritage' was in the form of an afternoon tea with entertainment by the Parklife choir who are part of the Grace Trust. A fantastic afternoon was had by all, especially us as we were one of the winners!

It is the first time the AJC had presented these awards, which are to recognise the work done by local charities and their teams of volunteers and it was especially important that our charity received recognition of all the hard work that had gone into setting up Jersey Alzheimer's Association over the previous 18 months.

Other winners were Driving for the Disabled in the small charities section and Jersey Sports Association for the Disabled won the large charities section.

Did you know?

The number of people with dementia is increasing rapidly. It is estimated that there are currently 1,400 people in Jersey living with dementia, many of whom have not as yet obtained a formal diagnosis; this number is set to double over the next 25 years.