CHATTERTONS ANNUAL CHARITY WALK RAISES OVER £2,000 FOR DEMENTIA UK
On Saturday, 3rd June, Chattertons Solicitors & Wealth Management employees and family took part in their annual walk to raise money for their charity of the year, Dementia UK. The walk was along the Viking Way from Fiskerton east of Lincoln to Horncastle via Bardney and Woodhall Spa, approximately 26 miles, (49,000 steps).
Dementia UK is the dementia, specialist nurse charity. The charity’s Admiral Nurses provide life-changing care for families affected by all forms of dementia.
Katherine Bunting, Partner and Head of the Charity Committee at Chattertons, said, “Our latest sponsored walk has raised well over £2,000 for our charity of the year, Dementia UK, with money still coming in which is a fantastic achievement. Thank you and well done to all those who took part.”
One of the organisers of this year's walk Andrew Morley said, "Chattertons' charity walks are a great chance to enjoy outdoor exercise in the company of colleagues outside of the work environment while raising money for great causes. It was a glorious day for a walk through some of the best countryside Lincolnshire has to offer. Most people have been or will be touched at some time by knowing someone with dementia and so when the legs started to feel a bit heavy the thought of all the good that the money raised can do, was all the inspiration needed to press on."
Neil Denny, Partner in Chattertons Family Law team took part in the walk, he said, “It was an immensely enjoyable challenge. I was very curious what walking 26 miles would feel like and now I know. I also know what sleeping after 26 miles feels like and it feels like heaven!
“It was lovely to meet and talk with colleagues that I haven't had the pleasure to meet before.”
“I won't miss the blisters once they have gone.”
Rachel Carman, Community Fundraising Manager at Dementia UK, said: “We are so grateful to Chattertons for organising this fundraiser for Dementia UK.
One in three people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in their lifetime. It can be exhausting and overwhelming, not only for the person with dementia, but also for the people caring for them, and their wider family and friends.
“Thanks to the hard work of our amazing fundraisers like the Chattertons team, more families than ever will be able to access the life-changing support offered by our Admiral Nurses.”
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION
If you would like to support the team for their fantastic achievement, please visit our Just Giving page, using the reference, ‘Walk’. Many thanks in anticipation of your support.
We have a number of events planned, including ‘Bring Your Dog To Work Day’ on 23th June, bowling at Spalding on 28th June, and quizzes at Sleaford, Stamford and Boston later in the year.
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