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100-year-old joins in Westbury memory walk
Residents and staff from Westbury Residential and Nursing Home raised over £100 for dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society last Friday by taking part in a Memory Walk event.
Called 100 Steps for Olive, the event also saw 99-year-old care home resident Olive Thompson join the residents for part of the walk to celebrate her turning 100 on October 13.
She was one of six residents who joined staff for the walk at Southwick County Park, before they visited the Squirrels Tea Room for a bite to eat afterwards.
Jan Lacey, activities co-ordinator at the home, said: “It was a lovely event and luckily the weather was very kind to us. Everyone really enjoyed taking part and raising money for a great charity.
“Olive had a nice day out and she managed to do the 100 steps. We took her around in a wheelchair first, but she did really well and it’s fantastic we managed to raise so much.”
The event was one of a series of walks that take place across the UK every September as part of Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraising event, which is run partnership with Bupa Care Services.
The money from the Memory Walk provides vital support to people living with dementia and help research to find a cure for the future.
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