Last weekend Louise, our clinical manager here at Dental Care Partnership, took part in a Memory Walk charity event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society.
The event involved a 10 kilometre walk at Cannock Chase in order to raise money to fight dementia.
Sadly, Lou lost her mum to vascular dementia earlier this year. She says: “We miss her very much but I know she would want us to carry on and help other families who need support and raise awareness of this ever growing disease.”
Dementia is a disease that affects over 800,000 people in the UK alone. It doesn’t just affect its sufferers, but also their families, as they do their best to help and care for their loved one.
The Alzheimer’s Society provides invaluable support to both sufferers and their families, in the form of local advice and services. They also fund research and campaigns for improved health and social care as well as a greater public understanding of dementia. The charity’s vision is of a radically improved world for people with dementia, and they work hard to ensure that nobody goes through the illness alone. They also rely 100% on voluntary donations, so every single pound counts and helps fund their vital work.
“Please dig deep,” says Lou. “Help me and my family raise as much as we can to contribute to a worthy cause.”
So far Lou and her family have raised an amazing £289. We’re so proud of her and would love to see her reach the £300 mark, so please take a look at the Just Giving page if you’re interested in donating to support this great cause.