The Ulster Orchestra has been working with the Alzheimer’s Society UK and its work is demonstrably helping to support and lift those who are affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias in Northern Ireland. This year the Orchestra is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016, with a challenge to raise £15,000 from supporters this Christmas. If successful, Big Give Challenge partners will DOUBLE this amount to £30,000 – the amount needed to run this powerful musical work with the Alzheimer’s Society.
Anyone who has been to a performance by the Ulster Orchestra will know that music has power. For individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias, music can spark compelling responses – even in the very late stages of the disease. The Orchestra believes it can truly make a difference to people suffering from dementia across the region. Through the “With Music In Mind” project, performances will take place in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society UK, in cafe-style settings in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry, tailor-made and delivered for people with memory loss.
Anyone interested in helping the Ulster Orchestra in this fundraising campaign can give a one-off donation in conjunction with the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016.
The Big Give Christmas Challenge will be take place from midday on Tuesday 29th November to midday on Friday 2nd December.
Every gift received during the 72 hour period of the Christmas Challenge will be doubled by Big Give pledgers and the Reed Foundation.
For example, if an online donation of £5 is made, this will be match funded by pledgers and the Reed Foundation, so £5 will actually deliver £10 (plus gift aid where applicable) to the Orchestra. Therefore if £15,000 is raised through online donations, this will translate into £30,000 for the Orchestra to work with people and their families dealing with the impact of Alzheimer’s.
For more information visit the Ulster Orchestra’s page on the Big Give website.