Residents take to the streets of Burbage to raise £300 for the Alzheimer’s Society
On Saturday residents of Moat House care home in Burbage took to the streets on a 3-kilometre trek to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Despite a splattering of rain, residents persevered to finish the course with big smiles and satisfied grins.
Memory Walk sees thousands of people across the UK raising money for ‘A world without dementia’.
Care Co-ordinator, Michelle Quinn who organised the event said “Although, we make every effort keep our residents’ minds and bodies active during every stages of this disease, we want to play our part in making life easier and more enjoyable for our residents in the future.”
Moat House team experience first-hand how dementia affects parents and grandparents and their loved ones. A full programme provides engaging and stimulating reminiscence activities. The new Daily Sparkle magazine encourages residents to discuss notable events of days gone by and families are encouraged to keep Memory Boxes.
Home Manager, Nicky Hall said “We are so proud of our residents who put to one side their own challenges to raise money for others.”
Almost £300 was raised from Saturday’s event.