Seaton care home residents help raise £800 for Alzheimer’s Society

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 June 2020

Resident John Hutchings and activity co-ordinator Rumy Petrova..

Resident John Hutchings and activity co-ordinator Rumy Petrova..

Samantha Evens

Staff and residents at a Seaton care home jointly walked more than 26 miles in five days to raise money for charity.

Asiah Denslow,assistant manager and Amanda Tant Miller, assistant manager.Asiah Denslow,assistant manager and Amanda Tant Miller, assistant manager.

Staff at the Dove Court home took up the Alzheimer’s Society’s Jog On Dementia Challenge, to walk or jog 26.2 miles over any period of time.

Assistant managers Asiah Denslow and Amanda Tant Miller, along with activity co-ordinator Rumy Petrova, organised the walk.

They measured their patio and worked out how many lengths it would take to make up the 26.2 miles, while ensuring that the walkers maintained social distancing.

The care home’s manager Samantha Evens said: “Six residents took part. They tag-teamed to do so many lengths each.

“They really enjoyed it and made them feel they are doing something for the community.

“Some used to do a lot for charity, so this really helped bring back memories too.”

The walk raised £800 for the Alzheimer’s Society.


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