Charity of the year partners Santander are set to join Scotland’s Memory Walk for an 8.5 mile circuit beginning at The Falkirk Wheel and passing through Helix Park and the iconic Kelpies.
50 walkers comprising staff across Scotland in the local Corporate and Commercial Banking Team, will be gathering for the first time since the start of the COVID pandemic.
Graham Silcock Regional Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland is leading the team on the walk, he commented,
“Santander is committed to helping people and businesses prosper and to being a socially responsible bank. We are delighted to support Alzheimer Scotland in continuing to deliver life enhancing support to people impacted by dementia so they can continue their fight against the disease.
I’m also excited at the prospect of bringing together so many of the team, many of whom haven’t been able to meet colleagues during the pandemic, for this very worthwhile cause. Dementia impacts so many people and I know a number of colleagues have witnessed first-hand it’s devastating effects.”
Since the partnership began in 2019, Santander have raised over £1 million for dementia care across the UK through their work with Alzheimer Scotland and Alzheimer Society. Alongside their fundraising efforts, over 1,000 Scottish based Santander colleagues have signed up to be Dementia Friends through the Dementia Friends Scotland programme.
Caroline Miller, Lead for Stakeholder Engagement said,
“We are extremely grateful to colleagues at Santander for their continued support over the past few years. The pandemic has been devastating for people living with dementia and Santander have made a phenomenal contribution to helping us make sure we are still here for them across Scotland. We are delighted that Santander colleagues are taking part in Memory Walk this year and are looking forward to joining them.”
Santander have already raised over £1,000 of their ambitious £8,000 target and will complete their walk on Friday 3rd September, ahead of Scotland’s Memory Walk event weekend on the 18-19th September.
Good luck and thank you to everyone taking part in Santander’s Memory Walk. You can support Team Santander via their JustGiving page.
Join us over the 18-19th September or on a date of your choice for Scotland’s Memory Walk and raise vital funds for people living with dementia in Scotland. Register for free today.