Putting their best feet forward to help people with dementia

Date: 02 August 2017

Memory Walk   - Cambridgeshire call centre team

Staff from our Cambridgeshire Call Centre team are getting ready to put their best feet forward to change the lives of people affected by dementia.

On 30th September a team of ambulance call centre staff will be taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk at Norfolk Showground.

Sally Bennett, Ruth Spencer, Gwen Plummer, Katrina Yallip and other colleagues from the Trust’s Cambridgeshire call centre team will be joining hundreds of fellow walkers to fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society, raising awareness and funding research to help find a cure for dementia.

Sally Bennett, Call Centre Team leader, said: “We work with people affected by dementia on a daily basis and see the impact it has on friends, families and individuals first hand.

“It is a cause that is close to our hearts not only because of the work we do, but also because many of us have been affected by the condition personally.

“My own grandfather had a form of dementia which could make him aggressive. It was really upsetting to see someone I loved act so out of character.

“We are taking part in the walk to raise awareness of dementia and fund research to help find a cure. I encourage anyone who can to join us.”

If you’d like to sponsor Sally and the team, you can make a donation to the Alzheimer's Society via the charity’s Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/alzheimerssoc

If you’re inspired by the team to get involved and get walking in aid of dementia research, visit https://www.memorywalk.org.uk/  to find a Memory Walk event in your area.

  • Summary:

    Staff from our Cambridgeshire Call Centre team are getting ready to put their best feet forward to change the lives of people affected by dementia.