Caring staff from Home Instead in York are raising cash for The Alzheimer’s Society by putting their best feet forward and participating in the Jane Tomlinson 10k run in July.
Staff Co-ordinator Ali Bradley and Training Co-ordinator Don Derrett both joined Home Instead in January this year but have been so impressed by the work of the charity in helping sufferers of the disease that they wanted to do their bit to help.
A recent survey carried out by The Alzheimer’s Society shows that there are 750,000 people living with dementia in the UK today.
Ali commented: “We have a number of clients with Alzheimer’s for whom we provide care in their own homes but I have now seen first hand the impact it has, not only the individual but their families and friends too.”
Ali continues: I’m really looking forward to the event but Don is a keen runner so I’ve got my work cut out to keep up, especially as my training has been hampered by a bad back.”
If you would like to support The Alzheimer’s Society in York you can sponsor Ali and Don at www.justgiving.com/homeinstead-York.
Home Instead services include personal care such as assistance with bathing, dressing, eating and medications; home help covering all aspects of day-to-day housework, shopping, meal preparation and household duties; and companionship services that can involve everything from escorting clients on visits or appointments to simple conversation and good company.
For more information about Home Instead in York please call 01904 690884 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk.