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Getting those steps in for Dementia

February 8th 2021

Three members of Team Cartmells have signed up to take on the Step Up for Dementia challenge.

The challenge to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society is to complete 850,000 steps in three months – that’s the same number of people currently living with dementia in the UK.

The team members that are taking part in the challenge are:

Zoe Calway Director specialising in wills, probate and inheritance work and is based in our Penrith office.

Terri Hope Marketing Manager who is based in our city centre office in Carlisle.

Cassie Bradley Marketing & Events Assistant who also works from our city centre office in Carlisle.

As a company we are passionate about raising awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society, it is a charity and a cause which is close to our hearts. Many of our team are Dementia Friends and we even have our very own Dementia Friends Champions!

Coronavirus is seriously disrupting the ability for Alzheimer’s Society to fund their dementia information and support. Covid-19 has been difficult for everyone but it is hitting those living with dementia the hardest.

The three ladies are hoping to exceed the challenge while raising vital funds for a charity they feel passionate about …

Zoe Calway said “As well as raising vital funds for the charity I am hoping that the challenge will motivate me to step away from desk and force me outside.  I will be walking the dog, running and chasing the kids on their scooters throughout the next few months to help me hit the target of 850,000 steps.”

Terri Hope went on to say “After completing the Run for Rescue challenge for Oak Tree Animals’ Charity in January, I was ready for another challenge! It’s been a difficult time for most of us and being at home, day in day out, can take it’s toll on you and your mental health. The Step Up challenge has given me motivation and encouragement to get out there on my lunch hour and to take a break from my desk but while doing so helping to improve my fitness and state of mind!”.

Cassie Bradley also commented “I fully expect that there will be wet and miserable days when I don’t feel like going outside, but knowing that I need to get my 10,000 steps in each day for Alzheimer’s Society will give me the motivation to brave all the weather we get in Cumbria!”

She continued – “I’m hoping that through this we will not only raise money for Alzheimer’s Society but that we can also raise awareness … I’m sure my dog Bertie will enjoy all the extra steps we need to do as well!”

For more information and how you can get involved in the challenge yourself please visit Step Up for Dementia

Cassie Bradley with her dog Bertie

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