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Sponsored Walk Raises Awareness About Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Staff at Moorgate Hollow Care Home in Rotherham have helped raise awareness of dementia with a sponsored walk around a country park, while in fancy dress.

Deputy manager Leighann Peace, carer Michelle Jackson and a resident’s granddaughter, Chelsea Brown, completed a five-mile course around Rother Valley Country Park.

Their endeavours, which took place in warm but drizzly weather, raised a grand total of £450.

Leighann and Michelle donned pink-coloured fancy dress as they, along with Chelsea, took about 1.5 hours, at a steady jogging pace, to get round the park, which covers three square kilometres and is close to Rotherham’s borders with Sheffield and Derbyshire.

The main aim was the raise awareness of Alzheimer’s, and dementia more generally.

Lyn Pilkington, manager at Moorgate Hollow, which is on Nightingale Close, said: “Activities like this show just how kind and caring staff at the home are.

“We are very grateful to Chelsea for joining Leighann and Michelle for the walk, and increasing awareness of dementia.

“It’s fantastic that their efforts have raised such a commendable amount, and we are very appreciative of everybody who sponsored them.”