CWP volunteer fights against dementia in local sponsored memory walk
A volunteer from local NHS mental health trust CWP took part in a sponsored memory walk to support the fight against dementia.
Carer Clair Tessla and her granddaughter Tilly walked one mile in honour of Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (CWP) Memory Assessment and Dementia Service, where Clair’s Grandmother was previously treated for dementia in Birkenhead.
The walk took place along the New Brighton promenade on Sunday 4 October and saw over 30 supporters, including Wirral Mayor Les Rowlands and Mayoress Paula Rowlands, participating. The group raised just under £400 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Clair said: ‘As a carer, it is very important to me that people are aware of the impact Alzheimer’s and dementia can have on a person’s life. The services my grandmother received from CWP during her fight were excellent and the support they offered myself and my family really helped us through.
‘I volunteer regularly for CWP so that I can support others like I was supported, and myself and Tilly took part in this walk for the same reason; it was a great way to show support and raise awareness, and I am thrilled with the money we raised for the Alzheimer’s Society.’
The Memory Assessment and Dementia Service provides support to people with memory problems and their carers, from assessment to support and treatment of people with diagnosed dementia.