Staff from The Red House Nursing & Care home in Stamford took part in the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk on Saturday 17th September in Peterborough. The walk took place at Ferry Meadows, with the route going around the lake, through woodlands and across fields. The team was made up of managers, care staff and their families, between them they raised nearly £1000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The team split into two for the walk, the younger team members took the 2km route and the rest walking 9km. Even the very youngest member of the team at just 19 months managing the whole 2km! The Red House Team joined hundreds of others who all walked together to celebrate loved ones affected by dementia and to raise money for future research.
“The walk was a great opportunity for staff to show their support for this fantastic cause”. Said Manju Panankavil, manager of The Red House Nursing & Care Home. “Many of our residents are living with some form of dementia so we see the effects of this disease every day. We’d like to thank everyone who has sponsored us”.
“It was a great experience and it felt good to complete the walk knowing that all the money raised is going to such an important cause” Said Callie Whelton, Wellbeing and Activities Coordinator for Country Court Care. Callie organized the team for The Red House and provided much of the motivation to sponsor the team.
Alzheimer’s Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, their families and carers. Everyone can still sponsor the Red House Team, either by calling into the home in person or online using our Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/MW16countrycourt