Home Instead hosts Memory Walk
Home Instead South Buckinghamshire team members Zoe Smith and Vicky Swanwick holding the Memory Walk 2011 poster

At-home care provider Home Instead in South Bucks is holding a Memory Walk on behalf of the South Bucks Alzheimer’s Society on 2nd October at Hall Barn Estate in Beaconsfield. 

The 2.5 mile charity walk will raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and has been organised by Home Instead; a local company specialising in senior care. The sponsored walk will allow the public a rare chance to explore the natural beauty of Beaconsfield’s best kept secret - Hall Barn Estate. The 1000 acre estate is renowned for its scenic lake, woodland and follies and has provided the back drop for countless TV and Hollywood films.

The sponsored walk will begin at 11am when local MP and Attorney General Dominic Grieve will formally send walkers on their way. The event will also include activities for the whole family with a range of refreshments on offer, tombola, and even an aerobics instructor to provide warm-up exercises prior to the event.

There are 6196 people with dementia in Buckinghamshire.

The money raised from Memory Walk will help fund vital services for people with dementia and their carers in the Buckinghamshire area. Local services include day support and befriending which can radically improve the lives of people with dementia. 

As Home Instead is a service specialising in care for the elderly, owner Michael Lawson was keen to help raise money for a cause that is close to his heart.

Michael commented: “We meet with so many clients who have been affected in some way by dementia and therefore we are really passionate about increasing awareness of the illness and raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. It really will be a fantastic event and a great day out and we would love to hear from anyone who might want to join us on the day!”

If you would like to take part in the Beaconsfield Memory Walk, or would like to learn more about Home Instead Buckinghamshire South please call: 0845 519 7274 or visit  www.memorywalk.org.uk

Photo caption: from left to right Zoe Smith and Vicky Swanwick of Home Intead South Buckinghamshire