Residents, staff and family members of Middleton Hall Retirement Village are coming together this Saturday to participate in the National Memory Walk Challenge at Stewarts Park, Middlesbrough on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society.
The memory walk is a day where thousands across the UK come together with one common goal: to fight dementia. Money raised will help provide vital research to help find a cure once and for all.
This year, Middleton Hall Retirement Village have completed a number of 26.2 health challenges spurred on by Jeremy Walford, Managing Director who ran the 26.2 miles to complete his first London Marathon. All these challenges and fundraising events are to help Middleton Hall achieve their annual fundraising total of £10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Over 26 residents, staff and family aged from 8 to 98 will continue this challenge and have signed up to take part in the mile walk at Stewarts Park in Middlesbrough. Claire Haigh, Marketing Co-ordinator said “We are delighted that so many residents, staff and family members have decided to rise to the challenge and amazingly, 5 of the Middleton Hall team walking are in their 90’s. We are very close to our annual fundraising target and we are thrilled with the support we have received so far.”
Marion Precious, 98 and best buddy Winifred Howe, 91 some of the oldest residents taking part are extremely excited about the event. Marion said “This mile walk is quite a challenge for a 98 year old but I am hoping our regular walks in the beautiful grounds of Middleton Hall will be suitable training.”
If you would like to sponsor and support our walkers, please go to our just giving website www.justgiving.com/middletonhall-memory-walk or sponsorship forms can be found in the Orangery.