Gracewell of Woking Walk for Alzheimer’s

Gracewell of Woking care home has continued their great work within the community, by most recently partaking in a 5km fundraiser walk.

Gracewell of Woking’s resident-centred approach delivers high quality care, tailored to the individual and their personal needs. The home offers nursing, dementia respite and palliative care, as well as independent living.

The Alzheimer Memory Walk is a family-friendly sponsored walk, for businesses and individuals to make a difference to people living with dementia.

Gracewell of Woking’s 5km walk, around the park opposite their home, has raised in excess of £500 for the Alzheimer’s Society. Their original target was £250.

The team of Gracewell of Woking representatives included Jane Cox, Activities Co-ordinator, Andrea Jones, Activities  Assistant, Kim Wyllie, Receptionist, Linda Smith, Home Administrator, Alex Bright, Housekeeping and Jayne Matthews, a volunteer.

The walkers were even rallied on by the local Hersham and West End Football Teams, who posed for a photo with the team!

Linda Smith, Home Administrator at Gracewell of Woking, commented: “It was lovely to get out on the green with a few work colleagues, and as a team, raise money for such an important and significant cause. By raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, we are facilitating much needed research that can hopefully benefit many people’s lives.”

Jane Cox, Activities Co-ordinator at Gracewell of Woking, added: “I organised the event because the Alzheimer Society is so close to my heart. I loved the participation of everyone involved, and the encouragement we received. It was a great team effort! I am so thrilled at the amount of money we have raised. It comfortably exceeded our target, and we can take pride in knowing what that the money will be used to better the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s.”