Anna, Care Manager and Emma, Care Coordinator from Home Instead took part in the London2Brighton challenge this weekend together with their friend Emma. The challenge was a 100km non-stop walk from Richmond Park in London, to Brighton Race course. The challenge started at 8am on Saturday 27th May and went through the night until the Sunday morning.
Anna, Emma and Emma took part in the walk to raise money for Dementia UK. They often work together with local organisations to ensure people living with Dementia get the best possible care. The Admiral Nurses that work for Dementia UK do amazing work for the families and those living with Dementia.
Emma and Emma completed the challenge in 26 hours 9 minutes and 55 seconds finishing just after 10am the next day! Anna was unable to complete the walk as her legs were unable to take her any further, but made it to the 40km stop which was amazing! Almost a marathon and around 10 hours of walking.
The walk took much training and preparation with hours of walking through London, as well as a weekend walking the Waterford Greenway in Ireland.
The support we have seen has been amazing and we have had tips and preparation help from the Admiral Nurses themselves, and managed to smash the fundraising target!
The JustGiving page is still online where you can find out much more on their story as well as donate! Dementia UK are an amazing charity so please donate where you can.