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Resident’s Daughter To Climb Britain’s Highest Mountain In The Dark For Alzheimer’s

HighestMountainDebbie Bivens, daughter of Margo Sneddon a resident of Reuben Manor care home, is taking on the Ben Nevis Midnight Challenge to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Margo Sneddon has Alzheimers and is cared for at Reuben Manor care home in Yarm. Margo’s daughter Debbie said “My mum is safe and secure in this lovely care home and the caring staff do everything possible to meet her personal needs. It’s just disappointing that there have been no advances for Alzheimers treatment in the last 12 months to give us more hope. We need new treatments, new ways of making the lives of those affected better so I have decided to raise money to help with the research”

Debbie has been training for this big climb in July and aims to raise £800 for the UK care and research charity Alzheimer’s Society. She is 90% of the way there and Silk Healthcare and Reuben Manor have donated. To sponsor Debbie please visit her Fundraising Page https://www.justgiving.com/Debbie-Bivens1

At 1,345 metres (4,412 ft) above sea level, Ben Nevis is the highest point of the British Isles. This tough rocky trek will be made spectacular by the moonlight and the descent will take in breathtaking views of the highlands below as the sun rises.

Julie Peyton, Home Manager at Reuben Manor said “There will be 1 million people living with dementia in the UK by 2025. It is caused by diseases of the brain and can happen to anyone. The charity relies on the generosity of individuals like Debbie and we wish her all the best with her trek.”

Alison Tait, Head of Operations said “Although we have a long track record of providing excellent dementia care and we are not complacent, we recently rolled out a dementia training programme to our staff enabling them to continue to deliver the best possible care to our residents.”

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