Newland House team to undertake 26-mile walk in aid of Alzheimer’s Society
Two of our team at Newland House are gearing up for a marathon-length walk this Saturday 15 July. Home Manager, Sue Kent, and Head Chef, Mark Slowther from Newland House care home in Witney, are gearing up to take part in Trek 26, a 26-mile walk across the Cotswolds in aid of Alzheimer’s Society.
The Trek26 walking route starts at Postlip Farm, just outside Cheltenham, and will begin with a circular route north, utilising parts of the famous Cotswold Way, before looping down to Cleeve Hill – the highest point in the Cotswolds. From there, walkers will continue south through the hills, before navigating north again at Sevenhampton. Participants will pass through Brockhampton and Winchcombe before returning to the finish line at Postlip Farm.
Sue Kent, Home Manager at Newland House, comments: “In our home, we see the effects of dementia daily. It’s not just the person living with the illness, but also the impact on their families dealing with the progressive decline of a loved one. Alzheimer’s Society helps people and their families living with the condition, along with funding vital research aimed to change the lives of people affected by dementia.”
“We’re extremely proud to take part in the Trek26 walk to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society. Mark and I have been training by walking the Oxford canal which is around 17 miles, so it’s great practice.”
Newland House in the historic town of Witney, is an impressive home with many original features, offering dementia care, residential care, respite breaks, day care and end of life care across its 28 en suite bedrooms. Many of the bright and spacious communal areas, including lounges, dining room and dedicated activities room, have views across the landscaped gardens.