Lisa Redman, care manager for Home Instead in Cambridge has long been a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society and teamed up with colleagues and their families to fundraise for the organisation at the recent Cambridge Memory Walk.
Lisa and her colleagues from at-home care company Home Instead completed the 12.4 mile route starting at Milton Country Park on Sunday 4th September.
The team from Home Instead know the effects of dementia all too well, as they care for elderly people in their own homes right across the region, a good number of whom have been affected by Alzheimer’s. Lisa also wanted to complete the walk in memory of her friend Dusty Rhodes, who was also passionate about raising money for this cause.
Lisa commented: “Dusty died from injuries sustained during a fall earlier this year, and like me she was a strong advocate of the fantastic work carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society. I am proud to say, that with the support of many of Dusty’s family and friends, I have managed to raise over £500 for the cause. This will be added to my colleagues fundraising, so we should contribute a good amount.”
Lisa continued: “In our line of work, we see firsthand the invaluable work that the Alzheimer’s Society does across the area, so I really hope this donation will help to support their ongoing research and charitable activity.”
For more information about the Alzheimer’s Society in Cambridge, drop in to a coffee mornings at St Columbas Church Hall each Monday and Wednesday from 10.30am-12.30pm.
Photo caption: L-R: Jamie Ward, Home Instead owner Mike Francis, Monty Francis, Chris Ward, Home instead employees Elaine Ward, Alison Price and Lisa Redman, with David Bruce, Chloe Francis, Lucy Francis, Jane Francis, Becky Ward and Scoop the 8 month old Spaniel.