Merlin Court Lake District
Company News, Merlin Court, Marlborough

Rhia and Lewis Trek 13 Miles for Alzheimer’s Society

Merlin Court Care Home Well-being and Activities Co-ordinator Rhia and partner Lewis trekked 13 miles in the beautiful Lake District to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. Completing the challenge in an impressive 5 hours and 29 minutes, Rhia commented, “It went really well, despite the pouring rain!”

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity and works to fund research to find a cure for and support people living with dementia. The charity is one close to Rhia’s heart and why she and Lewis sought to do something to raise money.

The trek took place on 7th August, surrounded by the stunning Ullswater Lake in the Lake District. Rhia added, “We trekked to the Memory Garden, which had messages and pictures of the people that participants were walking for, which was emotional to read but such a lovely idea.”

Rhia took to Instagram Live to fundraise further, performing live songs and singing with her guitar. This initiative enabled her to raise a further £120 for the charity, with the pair managing to raise £977. Upping their target to £1,000, their JustGiving page is here where you can still donate and learn more about this incredible charity.


Related stories

Dementia Action Week 2022: Dementia Podcasts UK – Avery

To mark day six of Dementia Action Week 2022, we’re putting the spotlight on our free five-episode series of podcasts...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: SENSES Tool – Avery

As part of Dementia Action Week 2022, we’re introducing the Avery SENSES tool, a framework which has been created to...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Dementia Seminar – Avery

If you couldn’t attend our first online dementia seminar to mark Dementia Action Week 2022, don’t worry. There’s another chance...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Our Dementia Team – Avery

We couldn’t go through Dementia Action Week 2022 without mentioning the incredible team behind Avery’s dementia care. Jo Crossland, our...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Cutlery-free Dining – Avery

For Dementia Action Week Day 3, we’re recognising and highlighting the importance of treating people living with dementia with dignity and respect...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Dementia Webinar – Avery

We’re here to tell you it’s not too late to sign-up for our free dementia webinar. As part of our...

Read More

Dementia Action Week 2022: Free Dementia Guide – Avery

Dementia Action Week 2022 – Our Free Downloadable Dementia Guide Across Dementia Action Week 2022, we’re going to be raising...

Read More

Raising Awareness in Dementia Action Week 2022 – Avery

Following the success of last year’s events, we’re preparing for Dementia Action Week 2022. Throughout the week we’ll be running...

Read More

Ron the Builder

Moving into a care home doesn’t mean leaving your life and hobbies behind. Residents are always encouraged to participate in...

Read More

Avery Talk Newsletter May Issue

Welcome to the May issue of Avery Talk, our round-up of all that has happened across our homes during the...

Read More