STAFF at Eddie Stobart unleashed their inner elves during a day of festive fundraising to help beat dementia.

The team donned their finest green suits and pointy ears as part of Elf Day on December 7 to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

Chief Elf for the day was Tiffany McSorely, who also organised a raffle and coordinated an Elf Advent in the weeks leading up to the big day.

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, including 20,000 in Cheshire and the national figure is set to rise to one million by 2021.

Amy Blackburn, community fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Society in Cheshire, said: “It’s fantastic that the staff at Eddie Stobart raised an amazing £1,500 by participating in Elf Day.

“It’s great to see organisations so engaged. Elf Day is fantastic fun but there’s a serious side to it as dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes.

“We need to fund research into finding a cure, as well as services that help people affected by the condition to live well, with the support and care they deserve.

“Unfortunately, too many are facing dementia alone without adequate support. That is why we urgently need to find a cure, improve care and offer help and understanding for people affected. Fundraising activities like Elf Day help us towards that goal.”

Alzheimer’s Society provides support, funds research and campaigns to improve care for people affected by dementia.