Sunday, February 25, 2024

Social Change raises over £1,350 for Alzheimer’s Society

Lincoln-based behaviour change agency Social Change has raised a total of £1,351 for the Alzheimer’s Society during their recent Memory Walk at Boultham Park in Lincoln.

The fundraising event saw over 150 people, of all ages and abilities, walk the 1.6km route across Boultham Park, with participants contributing to a whopping 209,900 total step-count!

Sponsored by Lincoln City Council, Johnson and Smith Ltd, Boultham Park, and Glenholme Healthcare, all donations raised from the fundraiser will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, supporting people living with dementia across Lincolnshire and beyond.

The team at Social Change recently invited Alice Grewcock, community fundraiser at Alzheimer’s Society, to their Lincoln office, to collect the giant £1,351 cheque raised from the event.

Kate Lee, CEO of Alzheimer’s Society, said: “We are so pleased to have Social Change bring such energy and enthusiasm to Alzheimer’s Society and immensely proud of what they have achieved with their brilliant Memory Walk. Their fantastic sum of £1,351 will make a significant difference to the lives of those affected by dementia, providing both immediate help and hope for the future.”

Penny Howard, from Glenholme Healthcare, echoes the value of the charity’s work. She said: “We gain so much advice from the Alzheimer’s Society in support of the delivery of our activities within our communities. The Memory Walk has been a great opportunity to give something back to help their work continue. The day was so well attended and we’re really pleased to hear how much has been raised.”

Alison Howard, director of Growth and Innovation at Social Change, said: “We recently welcomed Kate Lee, CEO of Alzheimer’s Society, on our podcast, Tea with the Changemakers, and this got the team talking.

“We discovered that the majority of us have a relative with Alzheimer’s, and we wanted to do something to support people who are living with it, and their families. After discovering that our closest Alzheimer’s Society organised Memory Walk was in Nottingham, we decided to host our own, and the rest is history.”

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