Sunday (8th September) was a very emotional day for Nicola, our manager, who volunteeered to help at this year’s Southampton Memory Walk, in memory of her late father, who suffered from Alzheimers and sadly passed in 2016.
As a volunteer, Nicola was responsible for helping guide the 2500+ indivuduals taking part in this year’s walk over Southampton Common. Participants started their walk in the beautiful sunshine at 11am, taking on either the 6.5km or 2km route. Volunteering at the event was an amazing experience for Nicky; allowing her to honour her fathers memory, meet new people and raise money for the fight against dementia.
The Southampton Memory walk is one of hundreds taking place across the UK this month, to raise money for the Alzheimers Society. This year’s Southampton event is hoping to raise £140,000, and last year events held across the UK collectively raised more than £7 million!
As a specialist-dementia home, this is a cause very close to Oaklands Rest Home. If you’d like to find out more about the Alzheimers Society, as well as how you can get involved in this year’s World Alzheimers Day (21st September 2019) click here.