Invesco Raises £20,000 in Charity Triathlon to Mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month for Dementia UK

Staff at Invesco took part in a 100km triathlon on Friday (23 September), raising over £20,000 for Dementia UK in Invesco’s annual charity challenge. September is World Alzheimer’s month which unites people from around the globe with the aim of raising awareness and challenging the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Twenty of the firm’s UK employees, including Fund Managers from the Fixed Income team, volunteered to take on the challenge to travel from the Invesco EMEA HQ in Henley-on-Thames to the London office in Portman Square by canoe along the Thames, on two wheels cycling for 77km, and completing the almost 100km journey on foot.

Claire Myers, Charity & Community Engagement Manager at Invesco said, “Being able to get back together with a full squad for our annual charity challenge has been long overdue. The team were so well prepared this year, arriving well ahead of the expected finish time while also smashing our fundraising target once again. This total puts us right on track to reach our £200,000 target for Dementia UK by the end of 2023 with over £85,000 raised so far and several fundraising initiatives still to come.”

Lewis Aubrey-Johnson, Head of Fixed Income Products at Invesco and triathlon competitor said “We had a tremendous day and are thrilled to have raised money for such a worthy charity.”

A cause close to the hearts of the competitors, dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK. By 2025, more than one million people in the UK will be living with this condition. Dementia UK’s Admiral Nurses are continually supported and developed by the charity to provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia. The Invesco Cares Foundation has started funding a Young Onset Dementia Nurse for the South East and the aim is to also fund a Dementia Specialist Nurse in London. These Nurses work in hospitals, GP’s practices, and local community services to provide clinical, emotional, and practical support that enables people to live more positively with dementia.