Alzheimer’s Society Charity Fundraising

Alzheimer's Society Charity Fundraising Challenge

The Event

On Saturday 10th June 2023, seven employees from Allan Stobart Lubricants & Fuels gathered at Dalemain Estate and Gardens to take on two separate challenges in the hope of raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society charity. The annual event is the TREK26, which gives the participants two distances to choose from. The TREK26 is a 26-mile circuit which begins and ends at Dalemain Estate and Gardens near Penrith. Alternatively, you can complete the 13-mile route which begins at Patterdale Cricket club and ends at Dalemain too. 

Allan Stobart wagon driver Paul Ingleton opted to attempt the 26-mile route, whilst six others decided to form a team to tackle the 13-mile route. 

Led by Routing Assistant, Willie Johnston, he was joined by General Manager Steven Hindmarsh, drivers Colin Davidson, David Lamb, and Ian Bouch and Sales & Marketing coordinator Layla Marks. 

With Paul setting off at 6.30am, Team Stobarts gathered at Patterdale Cricket Club for a nutritious breakfast and health and safety debrief before commencing the challenge just before 9am. Crossing through footpaths, farmland, and woodlands the group covered the first 6 miles in 2.5 hours before stopping for quick break and refuel in Howtown. 


ALLAN STOBART CHARITY WALK

The final 7 miles began around lunchtime in the full glare of the sun. A few blisters and some dodgy tan lines later, the team crossed the finish line and received their medals – and a big cheer from some of their colleagues who had come along to cheer them to the end.  Paul finished a few hours later, managing to complete the full 26-mile route without incident. The total so far is £2,904.  For more information about the event, please click here

Alzheimer’s Society was established over 40 years ago and is the largest collective force tackling the biggest health and social challenge of our times. 

According to their website, there are “900,000 people in the UK with dementia. Many are undiagnosed and facing the realities of their condition alone.” The charity provides support over many platforms including online and print information, advisors, and online community. 

Alongside this support, the charity is investing is vital research to determine ways to reach a diagnosis at an earlier stage, improve innovate care and develop treatments. 

Dementia is made up from multiple symptoms including: ·         

  • Memory loss ·         
  • Confusion and needing help with daily tasks ·        
  •  Problems with language and understanding ·         
  • Changes in behaviour 

 Dementia is progressive, meaning it will get worse over time. The most common type of Dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. 

You can find more information about the charity here.