Faith and dementia conference
On Wednesday 17 May 2023, Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance will be hosting a faiths and dementia conference at the St Margaret Clitherow Centre. More details can be found on the posters below or via this link Faith and Dementia
Final Update from Selena - 12th October
In her message to Dementia UK, Selena says:
"I have just paid in the rest of my sponsor money, £785. My complete total of sponsor money is £1100. I have been overwhelmed with the generosity and support from so many people that "Thank You" doesn't seem enough, but it comes from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you to the Dementia Team who organised the Walk, it has been really good and I have enjoyed it.
I pray there will be more research into Dementia and treatments found to control the symptoms and further help for families trying to help with their loved ones as best they can.
Again, This Is For My Dad xx"
Once again, thank you ALL for your support and from us all, a massive Thank You to Selena for undertaking the feat (see what I did there) throughout September.
Selena is now taking a well earned rest looking after Jim who has tested positive for COVID!😂😂
Update 6th October 2022
Selena has almost finished counting up and collecting her sponsor money for her walks in September and has raised OVER £1,000. She is absolutely delighted both for smashing the challenge and, more importantly, for the support and sponsorship she has received from ALL of our parish. Selena thanks you ALL for your unbelievable support. 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼
Update 30th September
Today, the last day in September, Selena posted a total of 113.4 miles, which is not bad for a 30 mile challenge!
"I want to thank everyone who has supported me and sponsored me, we are so blessed with our Parish and I am so grateful to you all.
11th September Update
Believe it or not, Selena reached her 30-mile target on Friday September 9th, an average of 3.3 miles per day. She is going to continue with her mile (or more) each day day until the end of September, as per the original timeline for the walk. On this basis, if she keeps up the same average for the rest of the month, we reckon she will smash the 100 mile barrier, which is definitely a cause for celebration AND for sponsoring her.
Selena says "The support from everyone in our Parish is so encouraging as always."
Long may it continue, and let's keep cheering Selena on towards that 100 mile marker.
Walking for Dementia
Selena McGraw, the better looking half of the McGraw family, is raising money for Dementia UK. Selena's dad suffers from dementia and obviously it's very personal so she is committing to walk 30 miles in September 2022. Selena can complete the 30 miles any way she likes whether it's all in one day (hmmmm!) or a mile a day, on every day in September. If you would like to sponsor Selena, then please catch up with her and tell her how much you would like to sponsor her for completing her task.
If you would like to know more about the work that Dementia UK do, then please follow the link here. If you would like to know more about the fundraising options, then please follow the link here. Either way, they will take you to the same website and you can learn more about the work and the fundraising that Dementia UK does.
This is Selena in her new and well deserved T Shirt. What she is holding is her 'steps / miles' card with the idea being that she ticks off each 'shoe' for every mile she walks. Using her new pedometer, she's used it to get an idea of her typical walking day. Last week, which probably isn't typical unless Jim has a lot more money than we think, she managed to register 4 miles around Manchester City Centre in the one day.
More power to her elbow, or maybe ankles, as we move towards September and the walk begins in earnest .... whoever earnest is .....
Don't forget to sponsor Selena in her challenge.
Thank you in advance.
p.s. Jim says that Selena is the better looking half because he's looked after her all her life. If that doesn't deserve a sponsor I don't know what does.