Monday, 30 September 2013

West Berkshire Alzheimer's Society Memory Walk

I know I'm one of those people who sometimes cries at adverts, but I was incredibly touched by Saturday's event...there was turnout of about 80 walkers of all ages from babies up to a lovely lady of 92.

There were people who happened to be passing who signed up, there was a lady who did the walk and sponsored herself a whopping £60 that she put into the donation box, there were families and couples donating lots of cash; all determined to do whatever they could to help people with this horrible disease.

There was a wonderful camaraderie and a touching address from the man who cut the ribbon to open the walk. I have to admit I didn't even do the walk myself; I forgot to bring my trainers, but instead helped people to sign in, register and to work out what size t-shirt they needed! I even helped put up a gazebo which was the first time I've ever done that successfully!

Thank you everyone who came....I'll stop crying soon!

Pic thanks to NWN!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

World's Biggest Coffee Morning -Macmillan Cancer Care

As many workplaces, my office is holding a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care this week.

We've been asked to make a cake...would it be so bad to buy one? It really would be better for everyone concerned...

Are you holding a coffee morning? If not, there's a list of your nearest ones here:

Thatcham Memory Walk for the Alzheimer's Society

Just a reminder that the Thatcham Memory Walk is this Saturday at 1pm! See you there!

We currently have 55 walkers registered and as always we’re expecting lots more to turn up on the day so hopefully it’ll be a busy event.

Walk Information
You can do a short stroll round the lake or a longer 2-mile march across the reedbeds. It's a really lovely local venue, ideal for the whole family for an afternoon out. This route is fully accessible for baby buggies and wheelchairs. There's a super café selling delicious snacks & home-made yummy cakes, lots of information exhibits and hands-on activities for the kids. There are play areas for toddlers to young teens, a field to kick a ball around, plenty of parking and picnic tables overlooking the lakes. You can even feed the ducks and swans.

Important Information
•Wear comfortable clothing and practical footwear.
•Be prepared for the weather – waterproofs or sun cream may be necessary.
•Bring a snack or two - there is a café on site but you may want something extra.