School Girls Walking for Alzheimer’s Charity

We are Ellen, Jaimee, Millie, Cara and Miesha. Having been inspired by a talk that we received from the Alzheimer’s Society, we have decided to do a sponsored walk to help fund their work.

Attending The Generation Game 10-week programme, run by The Connections Bus Project, the girls have been learning new skills and building their confidence in order to become a good visitor to the elderly. As part of the course, young people, aged between 13-19, have received Basic First Aid training and attended a Dementia Friends Information Evening.

On Wednesday 19th December, the girls will be walking from Soham to Newmarket alongside one of The Generation Game Tutors, Krystal Sturman.

The girls said: ‘This is a charity very close to our hearts. We knew that we needed to help in whatever way we can’ – Ellen. ‘We hope to have as big of an impact as we can because this is a wonderful charity to support’ – Jaimee. ‘We want to raise as much as we can for the Alzheimer’s Society, so that they can continue to provide support for everyone who is affected by dementia.’ – Millie.

We are raising money for the Alzheimer’s society. This amazing charity offers support to carers and people directly affected by the disease. We wanted to walk for The Alzheimer’s society because dementia is a disease that hasn’t been cured. It enables people with dementia to get the help they need in order to live better. It doesn’t just affect the person with dementia it affects family and friends in many ways as well. The Alzheimer’s society offers support to everyone affected.

Mr Pearce, Assistant Principal, Soham Village College said: “The school is so proud that these students have organised this walk for such an excellent charity. It is yet another example of how young people from Soham Village College make positive contributions to their local community.”

The Generation Game Course will be running in Ely, Witchford, Chatteris and Histon next term.