#Donate4Dementia – We’re Taking The Trent Bridge Zipwire Challenge!
On Sunday 16 July, we’re joining #Donate4Dementia – an award-winning dementia initiative – by sending our very own Darren Wilders to take the 40mph Zipwire Challenge! This amazing programme, run in partnership with Forget-Me-Notts and local sporting venues, has won the Health and Wellbeing Award at the Celebrating Rushcliffe Awards, and has been named Community Group of the Year by Active Notts.
#Donate4Dementia provides free café sessions at Trent Bridge, as well as sports sessions at Rushcliffe Arena and Edwalton Golf Club. The funds raised will make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of people in Nottinghamshire every week.
Forget-Me-Notts provides mentally and physically stimulating activities for those with dementia, and importantly, a truly vital support network for carers.
Living with dementia is disorienting and scary, and can totally rob people of their agency and sense of self. Watching a loved one succumb to it is heartbreaking – like watching them fade away in slow motion. Caring for someone with dementia is a challenge that only ever gets harder – and it can become isolating and all-consuming.
That’s why this work is so valuable – and why we’re committed to taking part, donating as much as we possibly can.
Now, onto the challenge itself…
For Darren, the biggest challenge is going to be the 25 metre height that he’ll need to traverse to start the zipwire – which crosses the entire ground, and reaches eye-watering speeds of up to 40mph!
Take a look for yourself…
If that’s your idea of fun, then it’s not too late to register to have a go. The rest of the deeserve team will probably just make a donation this time around, due to (ahem), prior commitments (and certainly not a fear of heights).
But in all seriousness – this is such a wonderful initiative that we’re really passionate about, and it brings together the whole community, with people who are often neglected and forgotten about becoming the stars of the show for a day.
With continued efforts, we’re looking forward to a more inclusive world where carers and people living with dementia can take part, have a voice – and feel valued for their contributions to society.
We hope to see you there on July 16th. Get full details of the event here, and discover how you can take part.
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We support Trent Bridge with all things in IT service provision – as well as with their charity work. Please join us in supporting this incredible cause, by getting involved with #Donate4Dementia. Make a donation by sponsoring Darren securely on JustGiving securely, or register to take the Zipwire Challenge yourself!
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