Iceland Foods raises £5m for ARUK

Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation (IFCF) has hit a new milestone after raising £5m for Alzheimer's Research UK (ARUK) over a decade.

The two organisations have been working together for the past decade and the funds raised have come from a wide range of activities. This includes hosting charity weeks in-store for colleagues and customers to get involved, supplier golf days and the founder of Iceland Foods, Sir Malcolm Walker, climbed Mount Everest in support of the cause.

Sir Malcolm Walker, founder and executive chairman of Iceland Foods, said: “I’m enormously proud of everyone at Iceland Foods – our colleagues, customers and suppliers – who have helped raise such a life-changing amount of money for Alzheimer's Research UK. Many of us have been touched by dementia in some way and are all too aware of the horrendous heartbreak the condition causes. The amount we’ve raised as an organisation shows how determined we are to help find a cure, so we can save other families from the devastation of dementia. It’s been a privilege to work with Alzheimer's Research UK over this time, and we look forward to continuing our support for the cause, so we can make those desperately-needed breakthroughs sooner.”

IFCF has donated well over £30m to good causes in the UK. Since 2010 it has focused principally on fundraising for dementia research, donating £10m to UCL Dementia Research to help fund construction of the London hub of the new UK Dementia Research Institute, £5m to Alzheimer’s Research UK, and over £1.5m to the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland. Other major donations have included £3 million to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, over £1.5 million to Help for Heroes, and more than £1m to Prostate Cancer UK.

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