Caring nursing home staff raise £1000 through Memory Walk

The Knoll team (l-r) Aiden Boswell, Sarah Dunn, Sally Thorne, Karen West and Mike Thorne
The Knoll team (l-r) Aiden Boswell, Sarah Dunn, Sally Thorne, Karen West and Mike Thorne

Staff and residents from a Gloucester care home have raised a four-figure sum to help people living with dementia by taking part in a major charity event.


The Knoll Care Home in Tuffley entered a small team into the popular 10km Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk in Gloucester, raising £1,000 to provide support and help fund research into a cure for the disease.


The annual fundraising event, which saw over 600 people take part this year, started and finished in the historic gardens at the 17th century Highnam Court estate.


Gener Tayhopon, care home manager at The Knoll, said: “Dementia is a subject very close to our hearts as many of our residents at the care home suffer with the disease.


“Our carers give amazing support to those residents every day and understand what is required to help make their lives as comfortable as possible. Taking part in the charity walk was therefore any easy decision to make as we were determined to do our bit and make a contribution.


“Carers gave up their free time to take part in the walk and raised a fantastic sum which we know will be put to good use by the charity. We’d like to thank everyone who donated so generously to help the Alzheimer’s Society continue its vital work.”


Mr Tayhopon also confirmed that the Knoll Care Home, which specialises in caring for people with a variety of conditions, has recently received a compliant inspection rating from both the Care Quality Commission and Gloucester Quality Assurance Team.


The home, which is part of the privately-owned Redwood Healthcare Group, is set within 15 acres of grounds with views over Gloucester and the Forest of Dean. It is registered with the Care Quality Commission to provide accommodation for 34 older people needing personal care.


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