12 September 2017
Alexandra Grange Care Home team raise £3,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society
Brave team members at Alexandra Grange, our care home in Wokingham took part in a 26-mile trek and raised a whopping £3,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Andrina Andrews, Ruben Hidalgo, Chally Chilimboyi, Kayleigh Barrie, Jasmine Goddard, Kerry Catchpole, and Richard Freeman took part in the Stonehenge trek to raise funds for the specialist dementia charity and increase awareness of the life-limiting disease.
The team at our residential and dementia care home hiked around south Wiltshire, taking in the British countryside by hiking up the steep chalk downs and walking through ancient ground works and burial grounds.
The trek, which can take up to 12 hours to complete, is rated as a tough by the Alzheimer’s Society and the team trained for months to ensure they were physically able to participate in the challenge.
The team raised the impressive amount of money through their justgiving page and a number of fundraising events within the home for residents, relatives and members of the local community.
Dementia Care Lead Andrina Andrews, who initiated the walk said: “We wanted to take part in this amazing challenge to help make a difference to those individuals who are living with dementia, as well as creating further awareness of this life-limiting disease and help individuals to never feel alone.
“The 26-mile trek was very challenging physically and mentally. As a team, we supported each other and despite the pain and blisters we made it to the finish line.
“This was an amazing lifetime experience, we gained new friends and raised a great amount of money for a worthy cause!”
General Manager at Alexandra Grange, Magda Anca said: “It was very emotional waiting at the finishing line for the team but it was worth it and I am incredibly proud of them all!”
For further information about the home’s challenge or if you wish to donate, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/AlexandraGrange.
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