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Birmingham Care Home Colleagues Raise £250 for Alzheimer’s Charity

Residents at a specialist care home in Birmingham have raised £250 for Alzheimer’s Awareness at a recent charity walk.

Colleagues and residents at Otterburn care home in Birmingham have raised money for national charity, The Alzheimer’s Society, by completing a 3.5km in the local area. The Birmingham Memory walk in Sutton Park took place on 17th of September with thousands of walkers in attendance. The Exemplar Health Care home supports adults living with complex needs including those living with dementia, so this walk held particular sentimental value for all involved.

As part of Exemplar Health Care’s ethos to empower residents to do the things they love, the staff at Otterburn joined the residents to take part in the charity walk to raise money for a cause close to their hearts.

Six members of staff and four residents attended the charity walk in Sutton Park, Birmingham. The £250 raised went directly to the Alzheimer’s Charity to support those living with dementia both now and in the future. Senior health care assistant, Claire Huckerby, who attended said: “It was a fantastic day to support a fantastic charity. We would definitely want to do this again!”

Naomi Jones, home manager at Otterburn care home, said:

“Our staff and residents walked to raise funds and awareness for a charity that is close to all our hearts. It was a brilliant day all round. Staff supported residents to make it around the 3.5km track in aid of a worthy cause.

“We turned up in style with holographic glitter tattoos and tied coloured ribbons to wheelchairs to make a bigger impact! We finished the walk by celebrating with coloured powder paints and silly string which we all found rather fun. Both our staff and residents had a brilliant day!”