Devoted nursing home staff take on 100km charity dog walk

07 April 2022 News

Throughout March, Activity Coordinator, Lisa Brakewell, and Senior Carer, Kirsty Carter, from Green Park Nursing Home in Great Sankey, Warrington, walked 100km in aid of Dementia UK.

Inspired by the residents they care for every day at the Orchard Care Home, together, the pair raised over £200 by walking around local green spaces, accompanied by their furry companions, Theo the Cavachon and Orwell the Spaniel - who both sported a Dementia UK bandana during their travels. While Lisa explored the Great Sankey Valley Park along the Sankey Brook and Canal, Kirsty enjoyed her walks around Victoria Park, Spike Island and Colliers Moss Common.

The 100km Dog Walking Challenge is a virtual fundraiser to help raise awareness and provide support to ensure that no one will have to face dementia alone. Lisa reflected on their outstanding achievement saying, “We’re both incredibly proud of what we have managed to do for this amazing cause that is very close to both our hearts and all the staff at Green Park. After such a difficult and challenging year, we wanted to give back to this amazing charity by tackling the 100km challenge and fundraising along the way. We’d like to thank everyone who supported us and donated, we couldn’t have done it without you.”

Kirsty commented “After seeing first-hand the impact dementia can have on residents and their families, I was determined to complete the 100km challenge and I’m so happy that we smashed it. I’m also very grateful to all those who donated and gave back to this wonderful charity. Thank you!”

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