On Friday 9th Sept, our Newcastle office will walk 26m to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
The walk will start at the Constantius Bridge, 3 miles west of Hexham, and will finish at the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Along the 26 mile route, the team will cover all 20 bridges that span the River Tyne.
John, one of Arcus Newcastle’s Architectural Technician, who is spearheading the walk shared the following:
“Unfortunately, this illness is affecting an ever increasing number of people. We’re doing this to help raise awareness of the issues related to Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease, and to fundraise to help the Alzheimer’s Society with research and providing to the community.
This horrible disease has had a major effect on my life over the last few years with both my Mam & Dad suffering because of it.
My Mam, who was always the life & soul of the party, never one to miss a night out (I think that’s where I get it from) continues to battle on in her own little world. She now relies totally on the brilliant carers & the fantastic job my stepfather does. She can no longer walk, has very little speech & has truly little recognition of who you are. But every now & again you’ll get a laugh & lovely smile & you know she’s still in there, somewhere.
My Dad had been battling the illness for several years & became much worse during Covid due to limited family contact, limited contact within his care home & no contact with the outside world. He was always very active & was a keen footballer & cricketer back in the day. We still enjoyed walks up the coast & around the local cricket pitch (with a pint in hand) until lock down brought an end to that. We saw a rapid deterioration in his condition until he finally passed away on May 12th, 2021.
This walk is in memory of him & of all the walks we did in the past. Any support or help is greatly appreciated.”
To support the teams fundraising efforts, please follow the link to donate to their JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Arcus-Consulting4