Fundraising for Dementia UK and Motor Neurone Disease Association
Autumn 2022 - Helen trains to climb 21,000 feet to the Chola Pass on Mount Everest
One of our Podiatrists, Helen Holmes is preparing to climb to the Chola Pass, above base camp on Mount Everest in November, to raise money for Dementia UK.
For Helen, the journey really began a number of years ago when her Dad developed vascular dementia As her Dad deteriorated, Helen found that helping him with his foot care, not only helped him but provided a close bond between the two of them and sparked an interest for Helen to study Podiatry. Helen graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a degree in Podiatric Medicine in 2018. Helen is a keen walker and when she was given the opportunity to climb beyond base camp on Everest, she chose to do it in special memory of her Dad, who she says would be so proud of her achievement. Helen will be doing the climb beginning on 11th November and raising funds for Dementia UK in memory of her Dad and hoping to help many other people struggling with this cruel illness. Helen is hoping to raise £1,000 and all monies will go directly to Dementia UK via her justgiving page by following the link below by copying and pasting into your browser:-
Late Spring / early Summer 2023 - Charity Ball for MND Association
Whilst this is still in the very early planning stage, we are planning a charity ball to raise funds to aid research and hopefully, one day a cure for this dreadful life limiting disease.
Motor neurone disease affects the nerves called motor neurones in the brain and spinal chord. These muscles tell your nerves what to do but when these neurones are damaged, it can effect the way theThe MND Association, our chosen charity for 2022 body works. Over time this can affect the way a person walks, talks, eats and breathes. Motor neurone disease affects people differently and there are different types of the disease. The speed with which it progresses will also vary from person to person and sadly there is no cure. However, the MND Association funds and promotes research that leads to new understandings and treatments in the hope of eventually finding a cure! With your support and ours, together we can help raise money to help with much needed research.