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Preston care workers’ seven-hour trek for Alzheimer’s Society

Posted on - 15th February, 2022 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Health, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News, Tanterton
Lake District Trek
Lake District Trek

The Right at Home Preston and South Ribble team sent some of their best explorers out in the Lake District to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. 

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The money raised will enable the charity partner to keep doing important research into medical and drug treatments for Alzheimer’s disease as there is currently no cure and it affects many of the residents at the care home.

The three care workers who took part in the rewarding charity challenge are Karen Myers, who is from Preston and now based in Ansdell, Susie Prince from Tanterton, and Lauren Murray from Ashton-on-Ribble.

They trekked around Ullswater for more than seven hours and managed to raise a total of £1,500, beating the initial target set by the team earlier this year when it signed up for the challenge.

Right at Home Preston and South Ribble care workers
Right at Home Preston and South Ribble care workers

The day was filled with rough weather conditions but that didn’t stop them from completing the 13-mile route as they all motivated one another to carry on.

Susie said: “For me it was a challenge I didn’t think I’d get through. If it hadn’t been for the people who sponsored me for the amazing charity, or the team around me, I know I wouldn’t have got through it.”

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The team is ready for the next big challenge and Lauren is already on the search for one.

For more information about the service Right at Home provides for Alzheimer’s disease visit Alzheimer’s Care Service.

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