Over £8000 Raised To Help Local Alzheimer’s Sufferers
On Sunday, 5th October 2014, residents, relatives, friends and staff members from Lynhales Hall Nursing Home took part in their annual “Memory Walk” in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Participants were sponsored to walk the length of the beautiful Lynhales driveway – over a mile in total. Great fun was had by all, with the lovely autumn sunshine making it a really special occasion. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a warm drink and a toasted teacake whilst the winning tickets were pulled in the grand prize draw. An amazing total of £850was raised through sponsorships, donations and the sale of raffle tickets. Many of the raffle prizes had been very generously donated by local businesses who are suppliers to Lynhales.
Richard Claridge, owner of Claridge Nursing Homes said, “I would personally like to thank everyone who came along and helped to make the event such a success. Many of our residents were pushed along the drive in their wheelchairs to enable them to participate – so we needed volunteers who weren’t afraid of a bit of hard work!”
He added, “Over the past 7 years Lynhales has now raised around £8,200 for the Alzheimer’s Society. We make a point each year of ensuring this is donated to the Herefordshire branch, so that the money raised can go directly towards helping those in our local community.”