WHY THE ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY AND WHY HOME FROM HOME?
July Sees me raising awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society through the Home from Home Dementia Daycare Centre.
My grandma developed Alzheimer’s in the later years of her life, and it was heart breaking to watch the person who had taken care of us as children slowly disappear. So hard in fact that I had to distance myself in the last stages of her life as I wanted to remember her as she was when I was younger, something I regret to this day. The Alzheimer’s Society does fantastic work support those who are affected by Dementia and projects like Home from Home give essential, local, practical help and support.
WHAT’S THE CHALLENGE?
I’ll be running the Water Wipeout, the world’s wettest fun run in the world of obstacle racing, which will challenge me to the core! Hosted at the National Water Sports Centre based in Nottinghamshire and with a capacity of literally thousands on site at any one time as it plays host to some of the UK’s most notable sporting events. Last year they introduced the white water course as an obstacle where you have to jump into the fast flowing water and boy did everyone enjoy that experience!
WHO ELSE IS INVOLVED?
Sea fairing, world wanderer and DIY supremo Kent, is joining me and Neil at Xrunner 2019. Being no stranger to watery conditions, Kent’s expertise will pay dividends when clambering around on the slippery obstacles.
Motorsport expert and vinyl officionardo, brother of Kent will be joining us at the Xrunner. His expertise may lay firmly in Formula 1 and more recently Formula E, but his love of speed will hopefully encourage us to post a quick time.
Not to be out done by his wife Vicki who’s completing the three peaks with me, my brother John will be joining us as part of our Xrunner team. Recently becoming a dad, John says that he could do with the break that running a 10km water-based obstacle course will bring!
“This is an open event so if you’d like join us and see your face here on Cheney’s Charity Challenges sign up for the 1pm start here“Check out – https://xrunner.co.uk/water-wipeout/
WHO ARE THE ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY AND HOME FROM HOME?
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.
Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.
We know it is scary facing up to it, but we must confront the biggest health and social care challenge of our time.
WHAT WE DO
Thanks to your support, Alzheimer’s Society is facing dementia head on. Whether you’re a fundraiser, donor, partner, or affected by dementia in any way, we’re working with you to build a movement. Inspired by your voices, we’re leading the way in support, society and research.As the largest and most influential dementia charity in the UK, we are calling on everyone to unite. Working together we know we will achieve our vision – a world without dementia.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY
Home from Home Dementia Day Care is a community-organisation based in Hinckley, Leicestershire focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place.
Their sessions run Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm with a main meal included for lunch. A staff ratio of 1:3 ensures that people with dementia receive enough attention to partake in their chosen activity safely with as much or little attention as individuals require.
Their tireless staff assist people living with dementia to continue with their hobbies and interests and regular and popular activities include gardening, painting, crafts, and singing.
Their dedicated staff ensure that the people with dementia have plenty of time to engage in their chosen activity without getting too tired; and their carers can relax knowing that their loved one is safe and happy in our purpose built dementia daycare.
COULD YOU HELP OUT?
If you feel that you can offer Home from Home monetary donations or volunteering your time and expertise, they are always looking for volunteers to help make their vision a reality. Contact them here.