Nursing home staff take part in ‘Memory Walk’ for Alzheimer’s Society

Windsor care home are doing a memory walk from the Maiden Over Pub on Heworth Lane to South shields market Square. Pic of them outside of the pub before they set off on their seven and a half mile walk. They are raising money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Society after many of their resident s have dementia.
Windsor care home are doing a memory walk from the Maiden Over Pub on Heworth Lane to South shields market Square. Pic of them outside of the pub before they set off on their seven and a half mile walk. They are raising money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Society after many of their resident s have dementia.

A group of carers have gone the extra mile to look after their residents.

Staff at Windsor Nursing Home in Victoria Road, Hebburn took part in a seven and a half mile ‘Memory Walk’ which raised more than £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Society.

Dressed in tutus and colourful leg warmers, about 16 staff members and relatives walked from The Maiden Over pub in Gateshead to South Shields Market Place in an effort to raise support for their numerous residents who are affected by the condition.

The home’s administrator Pat Porter said it was a great day.

“It was lovely. We had agreat day. We had tutus on and blue wigs and leg warmers. A lot of our residents have Alzheimer’s - around 95% of them - and we have staff whose parents have the condition so we wanted to do something to show our support.”