Employees of a Ryedale business will be swapping their usual work attire for elf costumes to support a festive initiative organised by Alzheimer's Society

Ellis Patents, an innovative engineering manufacturer based in Rillington, is taking part in Elf Day, organised by Alzheimer's Society to raise funds and awareness for those affected by dementia.

Elf Day, takes place on December 6and is a nationwide event that encourages individuals and organisations to embrace their inner elves, donning festive attire and spreading joy while raising much-needed funds for Alzheimer's Society.

This year, the employees of Ellis Patents will be swapping their usual work attire for elf costumes, transforming the workplace into a festive hub of holiday cheer with competitions and a cake sale.

In addition to the internal festivities, Ellis Patents is calling on clients, partners, and the local community to join them in supporting Elf Day. Through this collaborative effort, they aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.

Ellis’s Marketing Manager, Georgette Donoghue, a former member of the Scarborough Dementia Action Alliance. who joined Ellis earlier this year.said: “I was really pleased when I discovered Ellis has previously supported Elf Day, they have several charities they support on a regular basis including The York Minster Fund and a selecion of local community projects. Elf Day is a real passion of mine. There are so many people who are affected by dementia either directly or indirectly, including members of my own family. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and anything we can do to find a cure for this horrible disease has got to be worth it – and with Elf Day we all get to have fun at the same time.

Ellis Patents is a leading global provider of innovative cable cleats and cable management solutions. With over 60 years of commitment to excellence and a focus on customer satisfaction, Ellis serves a diverse range of industries, through a global network of over 50 distributors, ensuring the safety and reliability of electrical installations worldwide.

Alzheimer's Society is a leading charity dedicated to supporting people living with dementia and funding research to find a cure. Elf Day not only brings a touch of holiday magic to communities but also serves as a vital fundraising opportunity to support the crucial work of Alzheimer's Society.

Individuals and organisations interested in joining Ellis Patents in supporting their Elf Day campaign can visit their JustGiving page to make a donation: https://www.justgiving.com/page/ellispatents-elfday2023 or go to the Alzheimer’s Society page to find out more https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved