Cardiff fun runner gets firey for Alzheimer’s Society

Local police community support officer Stephen Westlake and Home Instead Senior Care owner Phil Batchelor joined forces this weekend to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society in the Cardiff 5K Fun Run.

Joining 350 runners in Bute Park on Sunday (22nd May), Stephen Westlake gained sponsorship for the cause, while Phil manned the Alzheimer’s information stall at the event. As part of the fundraising committee of The Cardiff & Vale Alzheimer’s Society, Phil was keen to support all runners who were there to raise money for this cause.

Stephen Westlake, a member of the local Llanishen Community Police team, donned a patriotic red dragon costume to raise over £200 for the Alzheimer’s society, completing the course in just over half an hour; despite the very heavy costume!

Phil Batchelor, director of Home Instead Cardiff, a company that provides at-home care for the elderly, was thrilled with Stephen’s result and very grateful for his support. “The Alzheimer’s Society is responsible for so many fantastic projects across the UK and we are passionate about supporting the Cardiff branch. It offers countless means of support to local families who are affected by dementia including information provision, public talks, social events and support groups, all of which ensure that those affected by this issue do not feel alone.”

Phil Batchelor, director of Home Instead Cardiff, next to Stephen Westlake, a member of the local Llanishen Community Police team, who donated a the dragon costume for the Alzheimer’s society

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Society Cardiff and the services it provides call the team on 02920 434960 or visit www.alzheimers.org.uk.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home