Homebase staff enjoy charity trek for Alzheimer’s Society

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Six colleagues from the Homebase head office in Milton Keynes have raised more than £2,600 for the Alzheimer’s Society by taking part in one of its Memory Walks.

The team walked 26 miles from the world famous Stonehenge to the standing stones at Avebury in Wiltshire, to raise money for thousands of people living with dementia.

Between August and October, Homebase staff have been clocking up 25,000 miles – the distance around the world – by doing everything from cycling on a static bike in store to kayaking down a local river.

They are calling on customers to cheer them on and help raise money to support people living with dementia to stay at home for longer.

David Weeks from Homebase said: “We really enjoyed taking part in the event to raise money for such a fantastic cause.

“The camaraderie amongst the walkers was great and it was so nice to be able to strike up a conversation with fellow walkers en route, unlike running a marathon where you pant too much to talk.

“It was a great way to raise vital funds to help people living with dementia in our local community and across the UK.

“I’m pleased to say that our team remained relatively unscathed with just a few nettle stings and blisters to show for our 26 mile trek.

“It’s great to know that every mile we walked will help more people living with dementia stay in the comfort of their own homes and take part in community life.”

The fundraising will go towards helping thousands of people with dementia live full lives in their homes and local communities.