Dementia Appeal WalkOn Friday the 2nd of February the staff of Ward 35 at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and other members of the local community carried out a sponsored eight-mile walk through York dressed in ‘Glow in the Dark’ attire.

The walk was put together by York’s Teaching Hospital Charity to contribute to the Dementia Appeal which was launched last March with the aim to raise £200,000 and improve the experience that patients and families have whilst in hospital.

In total over £100,000 has been raised, with the donation that tipped the appeal over the halfway mark coming from the ‘Glow in the dark’ walk.

Lynne Ibbetson, XCM Company Secretary, and her two daughters took part in the walk, and with sponsors from the staff at XCM over £2,000 was raised – an amazing amount.

Staff Nurse Courtney Swan commented “We are dedicated to providing a better experience for our patients living with Dementia on our ward and already created a room for patients to go, relax and take part in activities. The appeal is so important to our patients and we wanted to be able to make a difference too.”

Lucy Clegg, Fundraising Manager at York Teaching Hospital Charity said, “We have been overwhelmed with the support so far but we want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved and help us reach that final total.”

Dementia is a condition that could affect us all personally or through a family member or friend. If you would like to donate money to the Dementia Appeal please follow this link to York Teaching Hospital’s Just Giving page.

To keep up to date with other York Teaching Hospital fundraising events please follow this link to the future events page for York Teaching Hospital.