Team members and residents from Care South’s Dorset House care home in Poole have walked 14km to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Society who are a vital source of support for anyone living with dementia.
The challenge was spearheaded by Activities Lead at Dorset House, Sam Baker who was joined by Mike, a resident’s son. Janice, the home’s Housekeeping Manager also joined them for 3km of the walk and fourteen residents walked 1km each. The walk took two days to complete with three hours walked per day.
The team has set up a dedicated JustGiving page here where supporters can make a donation directly to the Alzheimer’s Society.
Commenting on the challenge, Sam Baker, Activities Lead, said: “Dorset House and its residents really mean a lot to our team, and we have residents in our care that are living with dementia so it’s something we feel very passionate about. The Alzheimer’s Society is a fantastic charity and fundraising is crucial to the work they do to help support those that need it. A big thank you to everyone that’s supported our challenge to-date.”
Resident at Dorset House, Dorothy, added: “It was absolutely lovely enjoying the fresh air and I was surprised how mild it was for this time of year.”