Weʼve raised £105 to help a dementia support group in Hinckley called Take A Break.
- Worksop Half Marathon, Clumber Park
- Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017
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I'm running my half marathon on Sunday 29th October to help a dementia support group in Hinckley called Take A Break that helps local people.
This is a day care group and provides a place for people who have early to mid stage dementia to 'be themselves' whilst giving their carer (generally their loved one) a few hours break from care.
The clients are able to join in activities such as baking, quizzes, crafts, dance, sing a longs, flower arranging etc and the group also organise trips, have animal therapists attend and a Christmas party. These activities are all aimed at giving the client a safe, pleasant environment where they can be themselves and provide some self worth.
There is also a café for carers and dementia clients so that carers get support as well as the clients.
I attended the group one morning to meet the staff and clients. I was shocked to find that some clients are such a young age - some being only 60 years old and quite deteriorated. Dementia is a horrible disease - my dad has vascular dementia so it's something that's close to my heart.
All the money I raise will go to running the group.
Charity number: 1134868
Thank you for taking time to read this and any support you can give however small is very much appreciated.
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Oct 29, 2017
Good luck with the run today Mel. You've worked very hard to get this far! Sending lots of love xx
Oct 24, 2017
Good luck Mel, from the Coates
Oct 23, 2017
For a good cause Mel 😘Well done you!!Enjoy your Run xxx
Rachael (Thu run group)
Oct 5, 2017
Good luck, wishing you a speedy and injury-free run.
Oct 3, 2017
Good Luck!...and a good cause. From a member of Action 4 Health Burbage.
Sep 29, 2017
What a worthy cause Mel! Good luck!
Sep 25, 2017
You'll bust it Mel xx
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Worksop Half Marathon, Clumber Park
I've been training for a personal goal of running a half marathon. It's a challenge as it's double the distance I've previously ran! I thought it would be lovely to raise some money for a local charity so I'm asking for sponsorship to help me over the finish line!