An intrepid team of carers from our Greenhill House residential home in Cheddar have completed a 56-mile relay of Cheddar Gorge to raise over £1,300 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The 14-strong team undertook the fundraising Memory Walk on Saturday 20th March to raise awareness and funds for the charity, as well as honouring the memory of those whose lives have been affected or claimed by dementia.
Undertaking the challenge in 4 socially-distanced relay teams, walkers set off from Greenhill House, Tweentown, and walked to the top of Cheddar Gorge and back.
Jenny Futcher, manager of Greenhill House, explains what motivated the team to get involved;
“At Greenhill House, we provide specialist dementia care alongside our residential care offering, so we have seen first-hand the devastating impact that this disease can have on otherwise strong and healthy individuals. The Memory Walk gave us the opportunity to honour the memory of those we have loved and lost, and also raise awareness of the fact that, with the right support, people living with dementia can still live the life they choose.
“We’re delighted to have raised £1,300 for the Alzheimer’s Society, and hope that this will support ongoing research to find a cure for dementia.”
Donations are welcome to the Greenhill House appeal for Alzheimer’s Society, by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/greenhill-house.