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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help provide funds to Amherst Court where they provide 24-hour support for people living with dementia.

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Amherst Court

Care homes have been badly affected this year from COVID-19 with many residents feeling lonely, increased mental health issues and sadly losing their lives!

Amherst Court have been responsible for the care of my grandad (Paul Nihill MBE) and others who are living with dementia. They have always been so incredible with the opportunities they provide to the residents, especially during this troubling year which these include exercise and dance, singing classes, baking cakes for remembrance day, painting, halloween mocktails and yoga are just a small list of examples they keep the residents brain's stimulated, all of which we have seen from photos being uploaded on social media.

It has given us reassurance that Grandad is in the best care possible during the COVID-19 outbreak, specifically now as he is speech and brain are rapidly deteriorating and despite not being able to see him they organise families to book in live video calls.

About Paul

Paul Nihill MBE was a British race walker, the first GB athlete to win a medal at the Olympics in 1964 - Tokyo. Despite retiring, Paul has walked the Medway Mile for years since and normally trains by lapping around the care home preparing for the race all year. Unfortunately, due to his mental/physical state this is not possible anymore.

50km Race Walk Challenge

We want to walk for him and the care home by taking part in a 50km walk in a day - Pauls Silver medalist time in Tokyo was 4 hours 11 minutes. Wow!!

Myself, Scarlett, Mum, Dad, Lee, Alyshea, Marc & Jodie will be walking on Sunday 13th December 2020 starting at 6am! We are hoping that Paul (Grandad) joins us for the last mile :)

We have decided to help support and raise funds for Amherst Court for a few reasons:

1) Residents deserve a great christmas providing them with some lovely gifts or future experiences/activities to make them smile!

2) The staff at the home are amazing - providing the most outstanding care and working in an extremely stressful and vulnerable environment for the past year - They deserve our support!!

3) Lack of support for care homes in the past months

4) Continue Paul's commitment to race walking and help share his inspirational story

Please join our family to support such a great Care Home!

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  • Rob Denness1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    RIP GRANDAD

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  • Rob Denness1 month ago
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    Rob Denness

    1 month ago

    Thank you for all the donations!! Sunday we had a great day! Finishing 50km with any friends and family seeing us at different stages! I sadly regret to inform you all that Grandad died today at 9.09am losing his battle with covid. We are extremely sad and emotional! What an occasion Sunday was now! We made him proud!

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  • Rob Denness2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    Me and Grandad when we could visit :(

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  • Wendy Downie & Karen Odufayo

    Wendy Downie & Karen Odufayo

    Dec 21, 2020

    Such a great achievement!!!! Well done!!!!Paul was a true inspiration to all.Rest in peace Paul.Lots of love from your sister and niece xx

    £20.00

  • Peter Gregory

    Peter Gregory

    Dec 21, 2020

    In memory of Paul Nihill a great guy and a good friend for many years. R.I.P. Paul.

    £20.00

  • Michael Mannozzi

    Michael Mannozzi

    Dec 20, 2020

    A friend and I walked 25km each today = 50km. I dedicate it to you and the memory of Paul. I knew of him via Elliott Denman, 11th place, 50k in Melbourne- 1956. Love from US Race Walkers.

    £20.00

  • Jan Sellings

    Jan Sellings

    Dec 18, 2020

    Hi - I got to know your Grandad when I was training for the London Marathon many years ago. I then saw him most weeks when he was doing a video round - he always stopped and had a chat - lovely man.

    £20.00

  • Darren blackburn

    Darren blackburn

    Dec 17, 2020

    Great effort mate and all concerned, he’d be even more proud of you I’m sure👌🏻👍🏻

    £20.00

  • Tony and Denise Lee

    Tony and Denise Lee

    Dec 16, 2020

    A very worthwhile cause

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 16, 2020

    My dad was at Amherst 3 years ago. He was only there a short time but will never forget how lovely and caring the staff were. So sorry for to hear your sad news your grandad would be proud x

    £20.00

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