Shining a Light on DementiaFriday 14 August, 2020
Earlier in the year, a group of friends raised almost £1000 by getting involved in a fundraising activity in support of the Alzheimer’s Society. Sheila, Paul and Anjum from Newcastle together with support staff took part in a five kilometre Glow Memory Walk along Newcastle Quayside by the banks of the river Tyne. Another friend, Maureen, was unable to join them and so instead contributed by raising funds and making a donation.
Sheila, Paul and Anjum were keen to play a part in raising awareness and funds for the Society as they have a friend affected by dementia. Service Manager Katie Murphy is full of admiration for the walkers who raised a whopping £988 in total. With a family member affected by the disease, it is a subject close to her heart too.
The trio and their support team Carly, Helen, Helen, Hilary, Michelle and Jim thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and encouragement from the crowds, particularly on such a cold night. Sheila says, “I liked everything about the walk. I enjoyed being with my friends and when people clapped and shouted ‘well done’ and ‘not long now’. Anjum adds, “I really enjoyed walking along the Quayside and really want to do it again.”