Peterborough retirement home raises hundreds for charity

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One Woman's wish to remember her father, inspires her work colleagues to join her in raising money for Dementia Research

Jayne Perkins, a Housekeeping Assistant at Cathedral Green Court - Independent Living on Crawthorne Road in Peterborough, lost her father to Dementia in 2020 during the COVID pandemic.

She was inspired to raise some money for Dementia Research by doing a Memory Walk in memory of him.

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However, unlike previous years, there was not one being held in Peterborough this year, so she decided she would do one herself. Just 6 miles around the Nene Park lakes. Her work colleagues found out what she wanted to do and, because it was such a good cause were happy to walk with her.

Jayne (3rd from right) and her colleagues.Jayne (3rd from right) and her colleagues.
Jayne (3rd from right) and her colleagues.

The walk took place on Saturday, 16th September with Jayne and her colleagues, Darryl Cook - Handyman, Tracey Britton - Court Manager, and fellow Housekeeping Assistants Heather Searson, Carol Johnson and Kerima Aouini. They set off at 10am and eventually finished after completing over 8 miles.

Between them, their families and friends, and the owners who reside at Cathedral Green Court, they have raised over £700 for Dementia UK.

'It won't bring my dad back, but if it can help other families then it was worth every step.', said Jayne.

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