Signature House residents & staff take on Memory Walk
Residents and staff from Signature House Nursing Home have been raising funds and awareness for the fight against dementia with a sponsored walk. The Dorchester Home held a ‘Memory Walk’ in the Home’s landscaped gardens last Tuesday 30th August in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Residents and their family members were joined by staff in the Home’s award-winning landscaped garden, based in Maumbury Gardens in Dorchester. They were also joined by Madam Mayoress Janet Hewitt who kindly came to open the walk and to partake in the celebrations.
The Home residents did two laps of the garden accompanied by family members and staff members. The afternoon carried on with an afternoon tea and some entertainment from local Saxophonist Brian who delighted the residents by playing some classic tunes from Neil Diamond to Louis Armstrong.
The event raised over £250 for the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity close to the hearts of many residents, family members and staff members. Money was raised through donations and a raffle which included prizes from many local businesses.
Michelle Beverley, Activities Coordinator at Signature House, said: “We wanted to get involved with the Alzheimer’s Society and organised our own event for a long time but were stopped in our tracks by Covid-19. The Memory Walk has been an opportunity for our residents to enjoy our beautiful garden and to make a difference by raising funds for The Alzheimer’s Society. Thank you to everyone who donated time and money to make this event happen”.
Memory Walk is a series of sponsored walks, bringing thousands of people together to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society. It’s free to sign up and open to all. You can find more details here.