LLANDUDNO MEMORY WALK 2017

Yet another great success!

For the second year running, our team at Home Instead have had great success raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society by putting together the Llandudno Memory Walk. This event has been part of their national campaign which runs annually, September through to October.

Following the amazing support seen last year, our team were determined to make this year even better!

The Memory Walk was once again on Llandudno north promenade since it is both wheelchair accessible and suitable for prams, making sure ALL the family can get involved.

This year, we were lucky enough to have the new Llandudno Lifeboat station to sign in our participants whilst remaining sheltered from the elements. Following the struggle we had last year, battling with the wind and losing, we jumped at the chance!

Dylan’s restaurant supplied our walkers with drinks and cakes to enjoy whilst Cherry Pickers Ukulele Group provided the entertainment.

The walk was then officially opened by Llandudno Town Mayor, Cllr Francis Davies.

Over 100 people participated, all varying in age and ability.  

The team at Cre8ive Studios managed to capture brilliant moments from the entire day, showcasing every aspect of the event.

Thanks to the strong links we already had with the Alzheimer’s Society, we were lucky enough to have the official Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow Bus present with information all about who they are and what it’s all about.

 

Ian Turner, once again, did an amazing job of greeting the participants at the end of the walk. This is where they received their certificate style letter of thanks. They were then directed to Langtry’s Bar, situated on the pier, where the prize raffle was to be drawn.

Kate Roberts from BBC’s Panorama: Living with Dementia joined us on the day and shared her experience with Dementia, after her father was diagnosed with early-onset Dementia.

Mayor Francis Davies (Cllr) drew the raffle, along with DJ Mr Ian Turner, where winners were then invited to choose a one of the donated prizes.

As with most things, the more you do it the better it becomes, and this was no exception. With visible evidence of last year’s success, we were able to receive backing from a variety of different businesses.

Prizes that have been kindly donated this year included:

-       Leisure Day Pass for 2 at The Quay, Deganwy

-          Traditional Welsh Afternoon Tea at The Quay, Deganwy

-          Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) to Greenwood Forest Park

-          £25 voucher for Table Table, Rhuddlan

-          Two child passes to Bonkerz fun centre

-          £20 voucher for The Mulberry

-          Cream tea for 2 at Characters Tea House

-          £20 voucher for Voel coaches

-          2 tickets to Peter Pan at Venue Cymru

-          1 hour driving lesson with First Drive School of Motoring

-          Wash cut and blowdry at the Beauty Room

-          Full set of nails at the Beauty Room

-          Full body massage at the Beauty Room

-          2 tickets to Sleeping Beauty at Rhyl Pavilion

-          Specialist telephone for those hard of hearing, from Amplifon

-          £20 voucher for The Little Cheesemonger

-          2 hours Home Help from Home Instead- Conwy and Denbighshire

-          2 X 3-month Conwy Ffit Pass from Conwy Leisure

Thanks to the amazing efforts by everyone involved, the event managed to raise an amazing £848.80 for the Alzheimer’s Society! All funds raised at this event goes directly to the charity, so every penny really does count.

Our very own Lucie Williams, Community Relations Manager, shared her joy:

‘The day has been such a great success and I’m really proud of the efforts everyone has put in to make the event possible. The weather has been disappointing but I’m really grateful to those who have braved it and joined us regardless.’

After all the hard work and dedication that has gone into the event, Home Instead really do hope it has lived up to the expectations, especially of those who joined us the previous year.

Here at Home Instead, we are extremely passionate about raising funds and awareness about Dementia as we have first-hand experience of how things change for the person diagnosed.

Our CAREGivers all receive Dementia training before starting work with us as we expect them to be able to treat our clients living with Dementia with the respect and consideration they deserve.

If anyone has any photos of the day that they’d like to share, we would love to see them: https://www.facebook.com/hiscnorthwales/

Fingers crossed that next year can be even bigger and better… Hope to see you then!