A team of walkers from a Sanctuary Care home in Yarnton joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Society to support those living with dementia one step at a time.
Caring for residents living with dementia every day, intrepid walking enthusiasts from Yarnton Residential and Nursing Home in Rutten Lane took part in the 6.5km Oxford Memory Walk to help raise much-needed funds for a cause so close to the home’s heart.
Meandering through Oxford University Parks on Sunday (20 September), the Sanctuary Care team – who named themselves the ‘Sanctuary Sunflowers’ after their residents’ favourite flower, joined thousands of local people to take part in Oxford’s version of the national charity event.
A cause close to Yarnton
The home manager, Sheena Montague – who led the pack of walkers on the day, said: “The Alzheimer’s Society is an amazing charity and as a home we always try to support this cause wherever we can, so when we saw the Oxford Memory Walk advertised we knew we had to take part, especially as the timing is so perfect – the day before World Alzheimer’s Day.
“We have received lots of support and generous donations already and we are so thankful to everyone who was behind us on the day – the Sanctuary Sunflowers were ready and raring to go and hope we did everyone proud, including our lovely residents!”
Supporting people with every step
With every step taken at Oxford Memory Walk, Sanctuary Sunflowers and local people have helped change the lives of people affected by dementia – now and in the future.