June 2019: Baycroft Walk for Alzheimer's

Orpington

Staff from Baycroft and Broomwood Road Surgery in Orpington joined forces for a 13 mile walk around London to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society.

The walk took place on June 1st, starting off at the London Eye, then headed east along the embankment, following a full circle and venturing past London’s most iconic attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Spitalfields market, London Zoo, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and Big Ben.

Alzheimer’s Society is the leading UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia.

Calling on everyone to unite, The Alzheimer’s Society is envisioning and working towards a world without dementia. By 2022, it aims to offer support to all people diagnosed with dementia and help them live better.

The team finished their trek, on what was the hottest day of the year so far, in 5 hours and 50 minutes and raised an impressive £2,317.60, including money raised at their Dementia Action Week event held at Baycroft the week before.

Clare Georgiou, Lifestyle & Wellbeing coordinator at Baycroft Grays Farm Road, said: “The team spirit was just incredible. Although the day was filled with aches, pains, and tears…there was a lot of laughter and WE DID IT!! It was all worth it for such an amazing cause that is close to our hearts”.

The team on the day consisted of Clare Georgiou and Lauren Digby from Baycroft and  Paveena Choopak, Diane Bamberger, Sue Robbins, Christina Alexander, Ralph Ambrose, Sharon Hilliar and Laura Hilliar from Broomwood Surgery.