Our staff and residents are aiming to rack up a whopping 1 million steps throughout May to help raise money for Dementia UK. Thanks to everyone’s generous support, we’ve already surpassed our initial £250 fundraising target!
Organised by our activities coordinator Gemma Howarth, 100% of donations will be going to support the incredible work of Dementia UK.
Alongside our steps target, we are also planning a Whitworth community cake sale once COVID-19 restrictions permit. In the meantime, Gemma will be hosting a small cake sale for our staff and residents.
The funds raised will help Dementia UK as they continue to train, develop and support admiral nurses across the UK. Admiral Nurses work alongside people with dementia and their families, providing compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions. The service also helps families live more positively with dementia in the present and face any potential challenges with confidence.
“I chose to fundraise for Dementia UK as it’s so close to my heart – as I know it is for many of my colleagues. I have always wanted to learn as much as I can to help provide good quality care and make a difference in someone’s life who is living with dementia. The money we raise will help dementia nurses provide vital support to people and families living with dementia.”
Gemma Howarth, Activities Coordinator, Barley View
“As a carer for my mum with dementia, I know she really benefits from walking outside. With a little exercise in the fresh air, she sleeps better, is more alert, and communication is improved. So for these reasons, Barley View has been raising funds for Dementia UK by walking a million steps”
Gillian Bamford, daughter of Barley View resident
The fundraising efforts will also coincide with Dementia Action Week (17th-23rd). Led by Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Week brings people together to improve the lives of those affected by dementia.
If you would like to support us, visit our fundraising page here.