AN ISLAND home and body care business has raised over £10,000 for a charity’s annual Memory Walk.

Staff at Arran-based company Arran Sense of Scotland raised the funds for Alzheimer Scotland to help the charity in their bid against the disease.

Workers took on a string of fundraising activities to help reach their ten grand milestone, but it was an 8km Memory Walk with over 30 people around the Isle of Arran that brought them to, and over, their target.

Kevin Meechan, CEO at Arran Sense of Scotland said: “On behalf of everyone here at Arran Sense of Scotland, I am overjoyed that we have already met and exceeded our fundraising total for Alzheimer Scotland.

"Aside from the obvious benefits to the charity, taking part in our very own Memory Walk on the Isle of Arran allowed us to experience our shared purpose of connecting with nature, while helping to raise awareness of such an important cause.

“Dementia is a cause close to the hearts of some of our colleagues, so I couldn’t be prouder of everyone for taking part and for all their fundraising efforts over the last few months.

"It feels truly humbling to know the difference our contribution will make to the lives of many.”

Caroline Miller, lead for stakeholder engagement at Alzheimer Scotland: “We are extremely proud of this partnership here at Alzheimer Scotland and, with our shared purpose of helping the world connect with nature, are already making a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia who have been devastated by the pandemic.

“The Memory Walk has been a resounding success this year and it’s entirely down to the commitment from our supporters.

"We have raised over £105,000 and counting which we are really pleased with for a virtual event.

“All of our local support from our Dementia Advisors, to our community groups and therapeutic exercises are funded entirely from fundraised income so the contribution from ARRAN Sense of Scotland will make a huge impact on the lives of the people we support.”