MyWorkwear, the Telford-based workwear specialist, has pledged to help fight dementia by making Race Against Dementia its nominated charity.

The company has been in business for almost 50 years and, during that time, it has supported a range of different local and national charities. However, following the passing of founder Mike Worthington to Lewy body dementia last year, the team decided it was time to focus their efforts on supporting the fight against the disease.

The business works closely with the manufacturing, engineering and automotive industries and sponsors the University of Wolverhampton Racing team, so when they were introduced to Race Against Dementia by one of their partners, Kiltads Motorsport Marketing, they felt there was a strong synergy. The charity’s Royal Patron is the Countess of Wessex and it has support from the likes of the family of Sean Connery and Sir James Dyson. 

Managing director James Worthington commented, ‘With the first anniversary of my father’s death falling during Dementia Action Week this week, we felt this was an ideal time to announce our intentions to support Race Against Dementia and help in the fight against this horrific disease.

‘Having grown from the small manufacturing company my father started in 1976, it is humbling to be able to now support this charity and help in finding a cure for the disease that took him from his loving family. We hope that with all the fundraising for research into the disease, there will be one day in the future when other families won’t have to face the heartbreak of seeing their loved one’s sense of reality and dignity stolen from them.’

Race Against Dementia was founded by three-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, in response to his wife, Helen’s, dementia diagnosis. To find out more about the charity, or to donate to its efforts visit or follow @racingdementia.