A local dementia charity, Peaceful Place, has received a £200 donation after staff from Rochford Housing completed a four mile fundraising walk of the area.
The housing provider’s Diversity and Equality Forum (DEF), a resident led group, organised the trek as part of their dementia awareness campaign, raising money for Peaceful Place, which helps to improve the lives of people with young onset dementia and their families in South East Essex.
Four miles for Peaceful Place
Staff set off on the four mile trek, which included scheduled visits to Rochford Housing’s retirement living schemes. At each stop, residents greeted the walkers with drinks, and the DEF organised cake sales and raffles.
Great raffle prizes
Local businesses were very supportive of the event and donated gifts for the raffles, including a hair salon voucher, costume jewellery, chocolates, wine, manicures, bird feeders and candles.
Emma Keegan, Rochford Housing’s managing director, said: “The event provided a great opportunity to celebrate diversity and raise money for a valuable local charity.
“Staff were very enthusiastic and it was lovely to see them meeting residents they may not have met before.”
James Misell, member of the DEF, added: “I felt it went very well and I was really pleased the weather was so nice for the walkers. It was brilliant we raised valuable funds for such a worthy cause.”