WTF – Taking on Trek-26 in support of Alzheimer’s Society

Walk Team Forepoint – aka WTF (forgive the creative coincidence with the acronym, but on this occasion we’ve surprised ourselves) has signed up for the next of its Forepoint charity challenges.

This time, our team of intrepid ramblers will take on the 13 mile route of Trek-26, an apt name for a mammoth walk taking in a section of the idyllic Ullswater Lake in Cumbria, happening on 25 June 2022. 

Why this challenge? 

The primary motivation for this challenge – to raise oodles of sponsorship money for an extremely good cause, the Alzheimer’s Society’s ‘United Against Dementia’.

The great work of the Alzheimer’s Society has become increasingly personal for several members of the team, including our director Keith Noble whose father’s now battling with dementia. And sadly, he’s not the only member of staff currently providing support to a close relative with the condition.

In addition to the huge personal drivers, the team are also taking on the challenge for the physical, mental health and wellbeing benefits it’ll bring. And of course, it’s a great opportunity for some essential team bonding, socialising, and fun.

What can you do to help?

To incentivise WTF, please donate whatever sum of money you can spare – large or small.

Visit our ‘Just Giving’ page to make your donation. And don’t forget that if you’re a UK taxpayer you can add gift aid – after all, every penny counts. 

Keep up to date with our progress

To keep up to date with the team’s progress, keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for training updates, and a report on the event itself.

About dementia

Dementia describes a group of symptoms that include problems with memory, thinking or language, and changes in mood, emotions, perception, and behaviour.  

Dementia is a progressive disease, which means symptoms may be relatively mild at first, but they get worse over time. There are many types of dementia, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. 

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing, and it doesn’t just affect older people. Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia. 

If you want to know more about the condition and about the great work of the Alzheimer’s Society, then please visit their website

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