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About Action on Dementia Sunderland

Action on Dementia Sunderland was formed in January 2010. Our committee and volunteers have many years of experience in caring for people who have dementia.


We understand their needs and the needs of their families and friends. We aim to raise awareness of the issues and needs around dementia and to promote increased access to support and information services for individuals with dementia and their families.​

Our Goals

To provide information relating to dementia and services available for those directly affected by dementia and their families/carers.

To actively raise funds in pursuit of the aim of the group.

To foster close links with the local community and other organisations in the locality to achieve the objective of the group.

To work in partnership with other local organisations and groups to further the goals of the group.

Our Supporters 



Over three years, Gentoo staff have raised £26,395 for our charity, as one of their two charities of the Year, through their fundraising activities in the firm’s offices and depots – have included coffee mornings and auctions, as well as a monthly payroll deduction scheme. 


Nigel Wilson, Chief Executive at Gentoo Group, said “I am extremely proud of what we have achieved over the last three years for our charities and fundraising. Even when living and working in such uncertain circumstances, colleagues have been able to raise a phenomenal amount of money that will be of huge benefit to the charities. It’s been a privilege to support these vital local charities and we wish them all the best" 


Ernie Thompson, our Chair, said we can’t thank the Gentoo Group and their staff enough for their exceptional support and generosity over the last three years.



We are very grateful to receive a further grant from the National Lottery. This one being for £9,500 through the Awards For All funding.



Our grateful thanks also go to Ballinger Charitable Trust for their ongoing support of a £15,000 grant



We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Garfield Weston Foundation for their very generous grant of £10,000, which was crucial to restoring our services as and when the Covid situation allowed

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