Our donors

Thank you for supporting us

The UK DRI wouldn't exist without the generous support of several organisations and individuals through our charity partners and host universities. We are fortunate to receive many donations and every pound goes to helping our researchers in  conquering dementia. If you wish to donate to the UK DRI, please see our contact page.

Here we recognise some of the larger commitments helping to improve the future for people with dementia. 

Lord And Lady Fink Artist Impression Of The Neuroscience Building From Heathcote Street

Lord and Lady Fink

Lord and Lady Fink’s donation to UCL supports the realisation of a new building that will be the home of the UK DRI at UCL – designed for, and dedicated entirely to, translational neuroscience.

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The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation has long-supported neuroscience research at UCL. Following the £20 million legacy gift to establish the Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre, they have awarded a further £2 million to help create a world-leading neuroscience centre that will house the UK DRI at UCL, tackling dementia from every angle.

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Brain Research UK

Since 1971, Brain Research UK has been funding neuroscience research at UCL, including £1 million to create a state-of-the-art centre for neuroscience that will house the UK DRI at UCL.

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Cathy and Martin Lee

UCL alumna and philanthropist Cathy Lee and her husband Martin have donated £3 million in support of UCL’s dementia research and to help create a state-of-the-art centre which will be the heart of UCL’s neuroscience activities.

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The National Brain Appeal

The National Brain Appeal funds advances in neurology and neurosurgery and their long-standing support of UCL’s Queen Square Institute of Neurology will help to train leading scientists and clinicians working at the UK DRI at UCL.

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UCL Dementia Retail Partnership

Since 2015, the UCL Dementia Retail Partnership has raised over £20 million to support the development of the UK DRI at UCL through the sale of 5p single-use carrier bags and employee fundraising in stores across the UK.

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Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation

Sir Malcolm Walker CBE, Founder and Executive Chairman of Iceland Foods, launched the UCL Dementia Retail Partnership by galvanising support from fellow retailers for the UK DRI at UCL. Iceland Foods has donated £10 million of the total £20 million funds raised through this partnership.

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Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation

In 2017 & 2018, Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation partnered with Alzheimer’s Society to raise over £427,000 for the UCL hub of the UK DRI. The money was raised through Iceland’s amazing employees and customers during their famous Charity Week in a bid to beat dementia, and also at the 25th anniversary of their annual golf day.

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Natalie Radford and Fiona Kirkham

Natalie and Fiona decided to support the work of the UK DRI after sadly witnessing the terrible effects of dementia first hand with their beloved Mum and the impact it had on them as a family. Determined to help defeat dementia, they staged a charity ball, donating a staggering £120,000. This very generous gift is now being put to work researching better treatments for the future – a fantastic tribute to their Mum.

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Insurance United Against Dementia

Insurance United Against Dementia is a campaign bringing together the insurance industry to drive awareness of dementia and raise crucial funds for research. Since its launch in 2017, individuals and firms have raised £1.8 million to transform the lives of people with dementia.

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Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 runners

The Dementia Revolution campaign led by Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society saw over 2,000 runners take to the capital for the London Marathon in 2019. The total Dementia Revolution campaign has, to date, raised a total of £3.4m to support pioneering research at the UK DRI.

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Virgin Money and CYBG

Virgin Money and CYBG raised a record breaking £330,000 for the UK DRI through the Dementia Revolution campaign. Colleagues helped to power ground-breaking dementia research, overthrow old attitudes and lead the charge towards a cure. The Dementia Revolution – which saw Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer's Research UK join forces – was the most successful Charity of the Year partnership in Virgin Money’s history.

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Patricia Legacy

Patricia Thompson

£1m legacy kindly gifted from the estate of the late Miss Patricia Thompson

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Lockton Charitable Association

The Lockton Charity was established in 2016 as part of the journey of the Lockton corporate and social responsibility program which concentrates on community, charity and the environment. In 2018 the Lockton fundraising reached its £1m donation mark and over £200k was raised in the same year for donation to the Alzheimer’s Society to fund research into the cause, care and cure of dementia.

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