Nottingham home care team supports dementia awareness walk
Friday, 16th September 2022
The West Bridgford branch of Carefound Home Care has raised awareness and money for Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in the Nottingham Memory Walk at Wollaton Park.
Over 1,200 people completed the Nottingham Memory Walk on Saturday (10th September) which is part of a series of walks across the country brining people who have been affected by dementia together and raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Society.
The walk took place around the lake at Wollaton Hall, which was once home to Batman in the blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises, and began with a moment of silence for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in reflection of this time of national mourning.
The West Bridgford branch of Carefound Home Care helps older people to live at home in the Nottingham area. The team have recently been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have expertise in caring for people living with dementia.
Shelley Taylor, Recruitment & Community Manager at Carefound Home Care in West Bridgford, said:
“It was an absolute pleasure to walk with so many people whose lives have been touched or affected by dementia and who were supporting such an invaluable and worthy charity.”
“It was also fantastic to listen to the inspirational speech made by Bafta-winning actor, Vicky McClure, whose ‘nana’ lived with dementia. The atmosphere was fabulous, we even happily sang alongside the Dementia Choir!”
“We’re delighted at Carefound Home Care to have raised over £200 for Alzheimer’s Society and we’re hugely grateful to those who have donated to this worthy cause.”
Judith King, Head of Services for Alzheimer’s Society in Nottinghamshire, said:
“We are in awe of our incredible supporters like the team at the West Bridgford branch of Carefound Home Care who went above and beyond to raise vital funds and awareness for local people living with dementia.”
“It was extremely moving to see so many people come together to honour or remember their loved ones. Every step taken will help us provide a lifeline of support for as many people affected by dementia as possible.”
“Too many people face dementia alone. With the help of our brilliant fundraisers, we can ensure that everyone affected by dementia can turn to us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step.”
“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped make this year’s Memory Walk such a brilliant success.”
You can find out more about Carefound Home Care in Nottingham or apply for a job with them by visiting www.carefound.co.uk/nottinghamshire or by calling 0115 7270941.