May 26, 2021
Team members at a Hythe care home stepped up and organised a Memory Walk to raise funds for a good cause.
Care UK’s Carpathia Grange, on Southampton Road, raised £570 for the Alzheimer’s Society by completing a Memory Walk, a nationwide initiative to unite communities through walking and raise money to defeat dementia.
With large scale events cancelled over the past year, the Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador and Line of Duty star Vicki McClure took to social media and urged volunteers to hold their own individual Memory Walks at a time and location that suited them – so the team at Carpathia Grange stepped up and organised a socially-distanced walk, covering a total of six miles across Hythe and Dibden Purlieu. They were waved off by residents at the home, who cheered them on as they returned later.
Speaking about the team’s efforts, Home Manager at Carpathia Grange, Pooja Dhoot, said: “I’m proud of the team for raising such an incredible amount for the Alzheimer’s Society. Every single one of them works tirelessly every day to support residents here at Carpathia Grange, many of which are living with dementia, so this cause is very close to our hearts.
“The Alzheimer’s Society’s care and research to help people with dementia and their families is vital, and we hope this donation will play a small part in supporting their invaluable work. We loved getting our steps in for a good cause, and we’re already looking forward to our next fundraising activity.”
Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia – and there’s currently no cure. Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity who campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.
Carpathia Grange is a three-storey care home, which provides residential, dementia and nursing care, features 62 ensuite bedrooms, and has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hair salon and café.
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