Some of the walkers from the group from left to right: Jenny Mann, Hazel Hennessy, Carmel Robins, Aneurin Brown, Leanne Hankin and Rob Byrom
On Saturday 28th May, 39 team members from award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes and new assisted-living brand Santhem Residences will take part in a gruelling 26 mile walk to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.
The participants, which include Hallmark’s Managing Director, Aneurin Brown will commence the challenging walk which starts and finishes at Larkhall Park in London.
The dedicated group have decided to take on the Trek26 walk after experiencing dementia first hand within their roles.
Aneurin Brown said: “We decided to take on this challenge, because dementia affects the people we care for everyday in our roles, and many of us have loved ones currently living with dementia or who have sadly passed away from the disease.
“We will also be undertaking the walk as part of our anniversary celebrations in May as we will be 25 years old. We thought what better way to celebrate than to give back to a charity that does so much to support both people living with and caring for someone living with dementia.”
Nick O’Donohue, Alzheimer’s Society Area Manager, said: “We would like to thank all 39 of the Hallmark Care Homes and Santhem Residences employees who are taking part in Trek26 for us later this month. Money raised will help Alzheimer’s Society reach and support more people through our vital services, which have been a lifeline for so many people living in London.
“We’re calling on people from across the capital to go the distance and don their boots for a Trek26 challenge in 2022. Every pound raised will help Alzheimer’s Society provide crucial information and support, improve care, fund research and create lasting change for people affected by the condition.
“We are in awe of the resilience of supporters like the Hallmark Care Homes team, whose dedication to fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society ensures that we are able to support those who need it most.”
The walking group have already raised £6,300 for the charity which campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia with a goal of £7,000. If you would like to make a donation you can do so here: Hallmark Care Homes is fundraising for Alzheimer’s Society (justgiving.com)