Over the past five months, an intrepid team of staff from Progress Housing Group and Progress Lifeline have been gearing up to take on a new charity challenge ... a 22 or 15 mile hike around Cumbria's beautiful Coniston Lake.
Following the success of last year's Ullswater challenge which raised more than £2000 for the Time to Change and Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide charities, 19 members of staff from Progress Housing Group, along with five supportive friends and family members, will again visit the Lake District to raise money for this year's chosen charity - the Alzheimer's Society.
The team has been training hard to conquer one of two challenge walk options and will split into two groups on the day:a 15 mile route which closely follows the lake shore, or a more challenging 22 mile route which circuits Coniston Water and includes 4,000 feet of ascent; classed as a challenge walk by the long distance walkers association.
The walk will take place on 22nd June 2019 and the Group are aiming to raise money for the Alzheimers Society.
Said Louise, marketing assistant for our Progress Lifeline service who will take part in challenge, 'The Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day we find a cure, we will create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.
Many of our tenants and Progress Lifeline service users live with, or care for a loved-one with, dementia. In addition, the majority of the staff taking part in this year's walk love and care for, or have loved, someone living with this disease. Please help us raise valuable funds for this worthy charity by supporting our walk, and giving what you can.'