Santander bank announces their new charity partner
Santander chooses the Alzheimer's Society as its charity partner for the next 3 years. After raising £3.2 million over the previous three years for Age UK and Barnardo’s against a target of £3m, the Santander Bank has announced that its charity partner for the period 2019-2021 will be the Alzheimer’s Society. The charity was selected following a staff vote.
Bank will support Alzheimer's Society over three years on joint strategic initiatives to improve lives of people affected by dementia
Ambition of partnership is to help Santander become the best digital dementia friendly bank
Santander has chosen Alzheimer's Society as its new national Charity Partner for 2019-2021, following a selection process which included a vote by thousands of Santander staff across the UK. The focus of the partnership will be to work together to improve financial inclusion and help those within our communities who may struggle to cope with new technology, as well as employee fundraising activities and volunteering. The bank and charity will combine their respective areas of expertise, to establish joint strategic initiatives that will improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia. Santander’s aim is to become the best digital dementia friendly bank in the UK. Jeremy Hughes, CEO of Alzheimer's Society, said: “We are extremely proud to be partnering with Santander and thrilled that so many colleagues have supported our cause during the staff vote. On behalf of all at Alzheimer’s Society, I would like to say a huge thank you for choosing to unite with us against dementia. Together, we will work to make sure people can live well with dementia, leading financially independent lives.” Nathan Bostock, CEO of Santander UK, said: “Our ambition is to focus on the areas where, as a bank, we can make the biggest difference. We are delighted to be working with Alzheimer's Society to help vulnerable customers to be financially included and empowered. We look forward to working together over the course of the next three years.”