A group of colleagues from Millennium Care UK which operate Dementia care homes across Lancashire completed a fundraising challenge in Snowdonia National Park this weekend for Dementia UK

 

The team of 7 made up of HR, Director, Home Manager, Admin and Wellness Lead decided to climb the 1,085m mountain raising money for a cause very close to them and at the heart of their business.

The team were met at the summit of the mountain by four residents from Millennium homes Norley Hall and Worthington Lake both based in Wigan Lancashire.

Residents Jean, Joan, CC and Arthur who all live with Dementia were proud of the team and even presented them with trophies that had been inscribed with a message for each walker.

The care home residents travelled up the mountain by steam train enjoying the unbelievable views of Snowdonia, the train took 1 hour to reach the summit where they met with the walkers who had set off 3 hours prior climbing in hot temperatures.

 

Neda Ehtemam – Group Resident Wellbeing Lead

The climb up Snowdon was an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for people living with dementia and their carers. It also served as a great opportunity for our residents to take part and raise the profile that people who have the condition can lead adventurous and fun lives. It was a privilege to be greeted at the top by a number of our residents who had travelled up to the summit on the scenic steam train and presented trophies to all the climbers’ Neda Ehtemam – Group Resident Wellbeing Lead

 

Emily Fitzsimmons – HR generalist

“We were so lucky to have picked such a glorious day to climb Snowdon, clear views of the surrounding natural beauty spurred us on all the way to the summit. The excitement of reaching the summit was made even more magical by the enthusiasm of the residents who couldn’t wait to give us our well done awards.”

 

Jean O’brien resident from Worthington Lake care home

“it was a really good day, we got to the top and got something for doing it” Jean added “We all went and we all did really well with it”

 

Katie Hitchen HR Generalist 

“I have never really completed a challenge which is physically demanding, and so I was quite nervous about the Snowdon walk. I did find it difficult, especially with the steep sections and the heat, however it was all worth it to see the sheer joy on our residents faces and knowing how much we raised for a fantastic and significantly important cause.”

 

The fund raising is still going, you can donate to this fantastic cause by clicking on the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team-millennium-care

For more information on Millennium care UK please visit www.millennium-care.co.uk