7th October 2016

Oulton Manor Takes Part in the Leeds Memory Walk

A team of residents, staff and volunteers from Oulton Manor completed the Leeds Memory Walk on Saturday 24th September in the beautiful parkland of Temple Newsam.

Around 3,500 people took part in the event which was organised by the Alzheimer’s Society. The course is fairly hilly featuring a mix of terrain with roads, footpaths and grass and many stunning views along the way.

Kim Eames, lifestyle coordinator at Oulton Manor said: “There were nine of us altogether. Residents Audrey and Eileen were keen to take part to raise awareness and money for this great cause. They are both over 80 and completed the 6km walk in a record time of two hours.

“It was a lovely day and we were all kept on our toes by Polo the wonder dog, full name Napoleon, who belongs to home manager Stephanie. He made a solo dash for the finish line but was caught just in time so we could cross as a team!”

Walking with Audrey, Eileen and Kim were Kim’s 19 month old daughter Penny, who slept for most of the way, home manager Stephanie Dyson, deputy manager Julie Jemson, staff members Steph Crooks and Cherie Patterson, and volunteers Megan Jemson and Olivia Pye.

“Through very generous sponsorship from family and friends we have together raised £450,” Kim continued. “And we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support.”

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