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Aug

Shrewsbury Proudly Sponsor Hospitals’ Dementia Appeal Event

Trudie Meredith Read 317 times

The Shrewsbury branch were the main sponsor of this year’s Charity Fun Day in aid of the ‘Living Well with Dementia Appeal’ organised by Shropshire Charity Events in association with Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Shrewsbury Charity Fun Day Dementia Appeal Event

The event, known as ‘The Butterfly Effect’, took place on Saturday 22nd July. The day kicked off at 8am when hundreds of people cycled, ran and walked to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), followed by a Summer Fete at the Shropshire Conference Centre at RSH in the afternoon.

As part of the sponsorship, Radfield Home Care supplied the event T-shirts for the running, walking and cycling activities in the morning, and had a stand at the event, raising money and awareness around this fantastic charity. It was all hands on deck in the afternoon as the runners, walkers and cyclists headed back into the grounds of the hospital, where Radfield proudly presented them with their medals and certificates.

Chrissy Davies, Business Development Manager for the Shrewsbury branch commented,


“We were delighted and proud to sponsor the event this year. We have worked closely for many years with the SATH teams enabling our clients to have a seamless transition when they are ready to leave hospital. We take guidance from a great team of hospital staff, including nurses, OT’s, Physio’s, Memory Clinics and everyone in between to ensure we deliver the best home care for all of our clients. Supporting this charity day, provided a great opportunity to show our dedication and support to the hard work that takes place across the healthcare sector, standing together and supporting each other, to create a stronger, more supportive, service that everyone will benefit from.”


 

Dementia affects over 800,000 people in the UK with the numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. As an elderly home care specialist, a high proportion of Radfield Home Care clients live with this difficult and challenging condition and Radfield are continually investing in developing and expanding their in house resources and training for their care team to best support clients living with dementia. This provides carers with a wealth of knowledge and understanding to be able to care for their clients with a respectful and supportive approach.

Nick Holding, Senior Transformation Specialist at SATH commented,


“We were delighted that Radfield Home Care were our main sponsor for this year’s event. We rely on the generosity of sponsors and supports to help us run the event, and without this we could not do what we do each year. It was great to see hundreds of people walking, running and cycling across Shropshire in the distinctive t-shirts, kindly supplied by Radfield Home Care.”


 

Dr Hannah MacKechnie, Founder & Director of Radfield Home Care commented,


“Radfield Home Care is a local company that started as Radfield Residential Home in Kennedy Road back in 1982. Our business is very much part of the local community and we were delighted to be able to sponsor such a fantastic community event to help our hospital raise money for a wonderful cause.”