The team at Sunrise of Bassett have taken part in a ‘Memory Walk’ to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The team at the care home secured almost £350 in sponsorships before embarking on a 10-mile walk that lasted half a day on Saturday 5th September.
Team members included Kim Harding, Julie McDonnell, Assia Begum, Malgorzata Sokolska, Ines Morais and her Husband Victor Morais, Nicola Lewin and her husband Richard Lewin. This was the first Memory Walk the Sunrise of Bassett team have done, and they plan on getting involved again next year.
Assia Begum, Community Relations Associate at Sunrise of Bassett said: “It was my first ever memory walk I participated in and organised. I was so impressed by the amount of support from various team members which made the event even more enjoyable and I hope to make this a tradition for Sunrise of Bassett to participate every year.
“At Sunrise of Bassett we have a dedicated Memory Care Neighbourhood for Residents that are living with dementia. The care and activities that our team provides here are remarkable and I wanted to reach members of the community that live with Dementia who may need additional support.
“We are already in touch with the Alzheimer’s Society and at Sunrise of Bassett, we donate as regularly as we can. The Memory Walk was a great way to get both team members and families involved to raise awareness; together we are united against dementia.”
Malgorzata Sokolska, Activities and Volunteer Coordinator at the care home added: “I was really happy to participate in the walk knowing it is for a good cause. I am hoping to participate in many more and encourage more people to join us in the future.”
The Memory Walk event sees thousands of people nationwide raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity. Memory Walks bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to honour and celebrate loved ones affected by dementia.
Kim Harding, General Manager at Sunrise of Bassett said: “At our care home we passionately support the Alzheimer’s Society and were delighted to raise so much money. The smiles on everyone’s faces made our hard work worthwhile.”