Mahdi's Charity Walk - 26th July 2019 - Glasgow to Fort William

In 2019 we are hoping to help launch a brand new dementia cafe in Farnborough, Hampshire.  This is a much needed facility as the area does not offer sufficient opportunities for those who live with dementia to get out and about to socialise.  We have seen, at first hand, what difference this can make to someone elderly who lives alone and can no longer get out by themselves.  Indeed, when we ran our Memory Lane dementia cafe in Fleet, it was the only chance that some clients had to meet up with others over a cup of tea.  Loneliness is a terrible thing.   

Our plans require funding and so Mahdi, the owner of our care franchise in Farnborough, is challenging himself to do a fundraising walk in Scotland to raise funds for the Bring Joy Foundation (see more about them below).  Starting this Friday he'll be walking 100 miles over six days, from Glasgow to Fort William. 

This challenge will be a major undertaking for Mahdi. He's resolved to walk through all weathers, across all terrains, despite blisters, aching legs, insect bites and other possible ailments. It's a good job that he's young, fit and super confident!

Please show your support and help us to raise funds! 

Please click Mahdi's Fundraising Page to donate.  Alternatively, if you don't have a Facebook account, you can still donate by writing a cheque to 'Bring Joy Foundation' and sending to us at Home Instead, 45 Alexandra Road, Farnborough GU14 6BS.  We hope that you'll give generously to make his suffering worthwhile(!).

Mahdi will begin his epic walk this Friday, 26th July.  He’ll be camping in a small, one-man tent along the route. It’s going to be a ‘back to basics’ life for Mahdi for the duration of the journey. We wish him the very best of luck!!

More about The Bring Joy Foundation.
This is Home Instead's national charity which funds local initiatives that support older people to live independently. For example, last year we had the foundation's support to run a local dementia club in Fleet for our clients, providing entertainments and refreshments. This initiative meant a lot those clients who attended regularly, giving them the opportunity to get out to socialise with other people, enjoy music and other activities and just do something out of their ordinary routine.