Sarah's 'adventure for dementia'
PUBLISHED: 09:36 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:36 16 April 2013
Colyton woman plans a 16 mile sponsored walk between five pubs to honour her dad and help fight Alzheimer's disease
A Colyton woman is planning to visit five pubs on Saturday (April 20) – during an “adventure for dementia”.
Sarah Greenacre will be walking 16 miles to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK.
The trek is in honour of her dad Richard, who suffers from the condition.
Mr Greenacre was a successful publican in East Devon since the 90s and developed early onset vascular dementia around five years ago.
He is now 61 years old and in a very advanced state of the disease.
Sarah’s sponsored trek will take her to the pubs that her dad ran, with his wife, and other hostelries he used to enjoy visiting.
It will begin at The Half Way Inn, Aylesbeare, and end at The Kings Arms in Seaton, visiting The Bowd Inn, Sidmouth, The Blue Ball, Sidford and The Hook and Parrot, Seaton, along the way.
Sarah, who has already raised just over £1,000 – half her target - will be joined on the day by friends and relatives and everyone is invited to welcome them back at The Kings Arms, in Seaton, at the finish at around 5pm.
Sarah said: “Dementia is a truly cruel and devastating disease that causes suffering to so many. It is too late for my dad but by fundraising and honouring his life with the walk I hope to help others and hopefully help to make a change for the future so others will not have to suffer.
You can sponsor Sarah at the following link http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/adventurefordementia