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Bourne care home raises over £600 for national charity

  • Abbey Court care home raises over £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society

  • Residents take part in an Alzheimer’s Society ‘memory walk’

  • The care home was rated ‘good’ overall and in each assessment category when it was last inspected by the health and social care watchdog

Abbey Court care home raised over £600 for the Alzheimer’s Society in a sponsored ‘memory walk’.

The fundraising initiative ‘memory walk’ is an annual event by the Alzheimer’s Society, a research charity for people with dementia and their carers. The initiative encourages individuals, organisations and care homes to take part in a sponsored walk in support of people with dementia.

In the event at Abbey Court, each resident started the walk in his or her individual unit. They went on to the home’s garden, if they were able to. Residents viewed their step counts as they walked along.

Residents enjoyed refreshments and homemade cakes at the finish. They also received a certificate.

Staff were awarded with a certificate and a gift for their efforts in organising the activity.

Abbey Court is located in Bourne, near Peterborough, Lincolnshire. It supports older people who require residential nursing care. The care home was rated ‘good’ overall and in all inspection categories when it was last inspected by the Care Quality Commission, the health and social care watchdog.

The home is managed by Priory Adult Care, which is part of the renowned Priory Group, the mental health care specialists.

Jeffrey Ford, Registered Manager at Abbey Court, said: “I am really proud of our residents for walking in support of people with dementia. It is brilliant that our home, with the help of residents’ relatives, has raised over £600 for such a worthy cause. I wish the Alzheimer’s Society well with their ‘memory walk’ initiative.”

Rebekah Cresswell, Chief Operating Officer at Priory Adult Care, said: “I want to give by deepest thanks to all staff, residents and their relatives at Abbey Court for being involved with such an important fundraising activity. The £600 raised will make a difference to so many people’s lives.”