Alzheimer’s Society receives £1m donation from individual supporter

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Advertisement Alzheimer’s Society receives £1m donation from individual supporter About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Individual giving legacies  200 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 A retired dentist has given Alzheimer’s Society a cheque for £1m in memory of his late wife, who suffered from the illness.The donation is one of the largest the charity has received from a single donor in its 37-year history.Over half of the amount donated by Malcolm Joyce will go towards funding new research. It will also fund a range of services for people living with dementia and their carers in his local area of the North East of England, and support Doctoral Training Centres in Bradford and Southampton.Joyce has chosen to fund just over half of the Doctoral Training Centre in Bradford and is also calling upon others to make a difference too by contributing to the remaining £200,000 needed.The two centres are among eight that have been set up by Alzheimer’s Society to address the need for research into understanding the underlying causes of the condition and finding ways to provide better care. The centres will recruit 52 new PhD students to develop the next generation of dementia researchers and help ensure a strong dementia research community in the UK.Joyce said:“If I can save just one couple from going through what we went through it will have been worth it. There must be lots of people in my position who have been affected by dementia, so if my actions encourage others to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society that would be a bonus.” Melanie May | 5 September 2016 | News  199 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Shirley Armed Home Invasion Suspects Charged

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two men were arrested for allegedly committing an armed home invasion in Shirley last week, Suffolk County police said.Jvon Creighton, 19, of Shirley, and 23-year-old Arnell Nash of Riverhead broke into a house on William Floyd Parkway, flashed at least one handgun and stole cell phones from two victims inside shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12, police said.Investigators apprehended the suspects 20 minutes later, police said. The victims were not injured.Both men were charged with first-degree burglary. A grand jury indicted them Monday on additional burglary and robbery charges.Judge Mark Cohen set bail for Creighton at $150,000 bond or $75,000 cash. Cohen set bail for Nash at $200,000 bond or $100,000 cash. They are due back in court on Thursday.last_img read more