The manager of a Nuneaton care home is celebrating raising more than £1,240 for charity through a series of sponsored walks.
Theresa Ingram-Gettins, who managers Harmony House in Chilvers Coton, took to the local beauty spots for three days, covering 5.5k each day to raise the money as part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk.
Theresa was joined on each leg of her journey by her daughter Carrie, who requires a wheelchair but did as much of the walk as possible, and her dogs Zeus, Thorn, Poppy and Loki. Poppy formally belonged to Theresa’s husband, who lives with advanced Alzheimer’s.
Theresa Ingram-Gettins said: “I am delighted to have raised such a significant amount for an amazing charity. Alzheimer’s is a horrible disease that affects me personally, and many people whom I come into contact with through my job, and I am proud to be able to make a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Society.
“The happiness of our residents is a key priority for us at Harmony House, and being able to make a donation to a charity so close to our hearts, that does such vital work is fantastic.
“The walks were lovely, and I got to enjoy the beautiful weather and views, while doing my bit in the fight against dementia.”
Janice Le Tellier, Operations Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society Coventry and Warwickshire, said: “Fundraising is incredibly important to help us continue to support people living with Alzheimer’s, and to deliver services to local people.
“There are more than 850,000 living with dementia in the UK at the moment, and it is essential that we raise as much as we can to ensure local care is available, no matter where it is required.”
Harmony House Care Home forms part of Larchwood Care and is managed by Healthcare Management Solutions. The service provides residential care for up to 57 older people.
To find out more about the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk, visit www.memorywalk.org.uk