Mandy Sillifant is doing a 26-mile trek on Dartmoor in August to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. The Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. They say: Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.
Here, Mandy explains why she is taking part and here is her fundraising link:
My Nan has got Alzheimer’s. She got diagnosed in 2012 and ever since she has deteriorated rapidly; she no longer knows who we are or how to eat.
It has been very hard seeing my Nan with this, but every time I see her I get a massive smile from her most times that makes me smile – but also she has a lot of bad days more than good now.,
I want to raise as much money as I can; I know it won’t ever help Nan when they find a cure but I hope it will help the future of Alzheimer’s and dementia overall.
I am also doing the 26-mile trek in memory of John Emmett, a very close family friend who had dementia and Alzheimer’s.
This 26-mile trek is a big challenge set for myself and I want to make everyone proud even my nan; my target is £300 but if I get more that would be even more amazing thank you lots of love and thinking of everyone that is either suffering or having to go through this horrible disease.