Local Care Company Supports Trek for Dementia

Local care company Home Instead who support people living in and around the towns of Harrogate, Ripon and Thirsk recently supported their client’s daughter to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Fiona Richardson recently took part and completed the Trek26 challenge in London, 26 miles that took in some scenic sights of London including both Millennium and Blackfriars Bridge,  St Paul's Cathedral, Spitalfields Market, Smithfield Market and  London's most iconic landmarks Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall and Big Ben. 

Trek26 is an annual  challenge to raise important  funds to support the Alzheimer’s Society in their research and to help create  a world without dementia .

According to the Alzheimer’s Society there are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This is projected to rise to 1.6 million by 2040. 209,600 will develop dementia this year, that's one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.

Home Instead enable their clients living with dementia to continue to live well, safely and independently in their own homes. They know and understand how the disease can affect loved ones and their families,  therefore,  they were more than happy to support Fiona with her fundraising and to donate £100 to help her reach her fundraising goal .

Fiona states; ‘ I feel completely powerless with regards to my parents' dementia but at least by doing this I feel I am doing something to help in some way. It felt really good to be part of something doing so much good for so many people. I was very emotional when I thought about why I was doing it - for both my Mum and Dad - and that every single person involved was walking for their loved ones too.’

Home Instead co-owner Sheena Van Parys added; ‘ Congratulations Fiona on such a great  achievement,  raising £605 so far and on completing the 26 miles, which cannot have been an easy challenge, a huge well done from all the team at Home Instead.’   

Fiona has managed to raise a fantastic £605 so far and it would be great if she could raise even more to help in the fight against dementia.

If you would like to support Fiona to help her raise more funds please click on the ‘JustGiving’ link below: