Barnsley Independent Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support (BIADS) are delighted and proud to announce that Norfolk Property Services (NPS) have chosen BIADS as their Charity of the Year for a third consecutive year and additionally have been selected by Marks and Spencer, Berneslai Homes and Primark as their charity of the year.

For BIADS it is particularly gratifying to know that the selections were made following employee votes.

Sue Hunter, Development Manager at BIADS, commented that “our members are absolutely thrilled that NPS will be supporting us again and also that Berneslai Homes, Primark and Marks and Spencer are on-board.  We are so very grateful to all four organisations for their support. We are looking forward to forging great relationships with Berneslai Homes, Primark and Marks and Spencer over the coming months and continuing our excellent relationship with NPS.”

Primark have already held a tombola stall in the Alhambra Centre, had a cake bake sale and are currently selling tickets for a raffle with some great prizes.

Marks and Spencer have BIADS’ collection boxes by each till and are currently planning the in store sale of raffle tickets for a hamper and some days when BIADS’ volunteers are in store carrying out bag packs – volunteers are needed to help us make the most of this opportunity – please ring 280057 if you can spare a couple of hours. NPS held an extremely successful Golf Day in June raising £6,500 and are holding a Race Night in February 2020.  Berneslai Homes organised a sponsored Ben Nevis climb and have held cake bake days in their offices.

All monies raised will be used by BIADS to continue their work of providing advice and support for families in Barnsley whose lives are affected by dementia.