Runcorn care home staff climb Snowdon raising over £1000 for dementia care


STAFF from a Runcorn care home have scaled Snowdon and raised over £1,000 for those living with dementia.


The sponsored walk to the peak of Wales’ highest mountain, at 1,085m, was tackled by staff from Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue in Runcorn.


They include Alex Groundwater, Alison Clifton and her daughter Lucy, Beverley Stubbs, Liam Nelson, Liam Mulholland, Carla Burnet, Olivia Mercer, Katie Evans, Gemma Johnson, Cary Nicholls, Debbie Jones and her daughter Megan.


The sponsorship funds will be used to buy sensory equipment for residents living with dementia at the specialist care home.


The equipment helps stimulate memory through familiar sound, smell and touch – providing a therapeutic effect for those with the condition.


Debbie Smith, home manager at Simonsfield Care Home, said: “The group did great and we’re all so proud of them.


“They’ve raised an amazing amount of money, which will go a long way to providing additional equipment for our residents with dementia.


“Alongside the staff, I’d like to thank our brave little ones Lucy and Megan for taking part as well. Their amazing efforts will benefit so many residents at Simonsfield Care Home.”


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