Word Worker press release:

Home carers will be stepping out later this month to help support a charity fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

Kerry-Ann Lees, Rachel Houghton, Jinny Searle and Clare Bishop, who all work for homecare provider DoCare, based in Stroud, are taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk in Gloucester on September 25.

Also walking to raise money are DoCare’s Kerry Weaver and Tracey Morgan, who are based with company’s Yate team and who will take part in the Memory Walk in Bristol on October 9.

Kerry-Ann, DoCare’s Dementia Lead and Field Manager, said she and her colleagues were keen to support the charity, which funds research into Alzheimer’s disease, and supports those affected.

“Many of our clients suffer from Alzheimer’s, which is a form of dementia, and there is no cure currently,” she said. “We do all we can to support them, and many have a very good quality of life while being able to remain in their own homes – having dementia doesn’t mean everything comes to an end. Ultimately, though, we’d love to see a cure for dementia and are delighted to do our part in helping raise funds for this goal.”

Memory Walks attract thousands of people who want to raise money for a world without dementia, and they are held across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Participants can choose between a 1.5km or a 6km walk – the DoCare team are tackling the 6km route.

There are 31 Memory Walks around the UK, all in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. For more information and to register to join, visit https://www.memorywalk.org.uk/

For more information about DoCare, visit www.docare.co.uk.